This article looked interesting – addressing “Ten Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature“. As soon as I saw that beautiful people tend to have more daughters I knew they were on to something.
Physical attractiveness, while a universally positive quality, contributes even more to women’s reproductive success than to men’s. The generalized hypothesis would therefore predict that physically attractive parents should have more daughters than sons. Once again, this is the case. Americans who are rated “very attractive” have a 56 percent chance of having a daughter for their first child, compared with 48 percent for everyone else.
This is some wild and crazy stuff! They address/prove other issues like suicide bombers being predominantly Muslim, men preferring blondes, polygamy vs. mongamy, etc. Tucking it away for a future read when I have a few spare moments. I’m not saying it is all true, but if it is then I think Alisa and I need to have a son next to avoid our apparently statistically elevated chance of seeing a divorce in our future. Sounds like sound science to me!