[ExI] IQ and beauty

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at gmail.com
Sat Sep 26 21:07:44 UTC 2015

Also this entire conversation is increasingly moot as we become better at
genetic manipulation and enhancement.  Tweak the genetic makeup of the kids
for as much beauty and brains as well as health as you could wish.

On Sat, Sep 26, 2015 at 2:05 PM, Samantha Atkins <sjatkins at gmail.com> wrote:

> While I haven't had that problem myself many of the more beautiful women I
> have known, particularly if they had brains to go with the beauty, bewail
> that a lot of men simply assume they are not in their league or fail to
> just act naturally and open.   Worse, many more powerful men look at them
> as a trophy of their success.  Many a beautiful woman with high
> intelligence has to work much much harder to see the products of her
> intelligence be the foremost criteria in how others evaluate and treat her.
> If you follow the notion, which is btw highly mistaken, that beautiful
> women end up with more wealthy and powerful men, then you still don't get
> to those men being more intelligent.   There is a considerably strong
> argument that regardless of one's gender more than a certain level of
> intelligence is not conducive to more wealth and success in the world.
>  There are certainly a lot of wealthy men in the world that aren't all that
> terribly intelligent.
> Lastly it doesn't follow at all even with the half-baked assumptions taken
> for granted that the children of the union will be beautiful.   It is
> almost a truism that successful rich men are not known for their common
> handsomeness.  So only half the genes would sort for beauty at most.
> On Sun, Sep 13, 2015 at 4:54 PM, William Flynn Wallace <
> foozler83 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Who has more social mobility than pretty/beautiful women?  So it makes
>> sense that the men that get them are more wealthy, powerful, hence more
>> intelligent.
>> And so their children tend, at least. towards being better looking and
>> more intelligent.
>> bill w
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