Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Are Women Getting More Beautiful?

Jonathan Leake:
For the female half of the population, it may bring a satisfied smile. Scientists have found that evolution is driving women to become ever more beautiful, while men remain as aesthetically unappealing as their caveman ancestors.

The researchers have found beautiful women have more children than their plainer counterparts and that a higher proportion of those children are female. Those daughters, once adult, also tend to be attractive and so repeat the pattern.

Over generations, the scientists argue, this has led to women becoming steadily more aesthetically pleasing, a “beauty race” that is still on. The findings have emerged from a series of studies of physical attractiveness and its links to reproductive success in humans.
Read the whole thing.

(HT Slashdot)


thinking said...

Natural selection in action.

Shawn said...

sorta shows what men and women value, eh?