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View Poll Results: Is unattractiveness a boon to scientific discovery?

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    Close? heh


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    This thread is retarded, and I can't understand why it's in the section that it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnyboy View Post
    would they have had such an impact, or made such discoveries?

    My guess is no.
    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

    Who are you to judge those great geniuses as unatrractive?

    Your opinion is not relevant to anyone but yourself, as is the case for the opinions of all people.

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    My guess is maybe, maybe not. :P
    Maybe because if they were more attractive they might bemore distracted by girls, becuase their ability to get them easliy would increase tempation probs. Or that it wouldn't at all -they would remain unaffected by the attention they recieved and their primary intrest would remain their studies. Also, I heard that Newton died a virgin because female pubic hair freaked him out. Fun fact.
    I voted yes, it would somewhat influence their careers but I'm not sure if it would be as drastic as you seem to think.

    Oh also Einstein was a womanizer anyway . . . he got tons of women and he had a thing for necks. (that was after he got famous though) How do I know all this?
    I suck at spelling, btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bananatrombones View Post
    However, one could equally argue that any event may have similar outcomes to Einstein's future (being bitten by a wasp, or slipping on a banana skin, for example). The argument becomes hypothetical with the premiss not justifying the conclusion.
    I think this is important. Any difference from what actually happened in their lives could have changed the scientists production.

    Yes, how someone is perceived during childhood will affect their self-image and what they plan to do with their life.

    I think, more important that being perceived as attractive, is being perceived a smart. If a person is perceived as smart, they are more likely to hold a mindset of thinking of himself or herself as smart. People can be perceived as both attractive and smart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG View Post
    Nikola Tesla wasn't unattractive either.
    Especially when David Bowie plays him.


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    ^eww! They sapped all the sexy right out of Tesla there. Sorry but I have to say how I feel.


    Quote Originally Posted by magil View Post
    Also, I heard that Newton died a virgin because female pubic hair freaked him out. Fun fact.
    Newton had a long-term boyfriend. Nicolas Fatio de Duillier. Another man of learning and science. Now whether he died a virgin or not techinically, that's anyone's guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teslashock View Post

    Sexy --> sex --> sexy (and genius) babies! --> more scientific discoveries
    Intelligence may be genetic, but genius is not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marmalade.sunrise View Post
    Intelligence may be genetic, but genius is not.
    Oh yeah??? Then why does it have "gen" in it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by teslashock View Post
    Oh yeah??? Then why does it have "gen" in it?

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