Sunday, July 26, 2009
Abu-Banat: The Why
In one of my encarnations when I was the Holy City's water boss, I was known among my "diverse" gang as Abu-Banat, The Father of the Daughters. (Behind my back they called me Abu-Jora, "The Father of the Sewage"). Well, yes, I have a handful of beautiful, clever, hardworking daughters. And now I know why. Because I am beautiful!
Kanazawa, an evolutionary psychologist at the London School of Economics, discovered that good-looking parents were far more likely to conceive daughters. He suggested this was an evolutionary strategy subtly programmed into human DNA. “Physical attractiveness is a highly heritable trait, which disproportionately increases the reproductive success of daughters much more than that of sons."
Aha! Eat your heart, you ugly fathers of sons.