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    Question If Einstein, Bohr, Hawking, Newton, etc. had been very physically attractive...

    would they have had such an impact, or made such discoveries?

    My guess is no.
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    They weren't particularly unattractive. They just didn't concentrate on the things others do to enhance their own attractiveness. So I think the question's sorta irrelevant.

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    What are you on about? If I were a woman I'd find Newton plenty attractive... I think.

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    Huh, he seems kind of ugly to me. In any event, I said "really attractive."
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    Quote Originally Posted by onemoretime View Post
    They weren't particularly unattractive. They just didn't concentrate on the things others do to enhance their own attractiveness. So I think the question's sorta irrelevant.
    There are things one can do to enhance physical attractiveness, but I still think even with enhancements those guys wouldn't be particularly good looking.
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    Besides, male physical attractiveness is less about one's genetic external features, and more about how one carries himself. There are plenty of guys who look like they were bludgeoned with the ugly stick upon birth, but are still considered "handsome", because they walk with a certain je ne sais quoi.

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    Maybe if they were more attractive, we'd have more intelligent genes swimming in the pool.

    Sexy --> sex --> sexy (and genius) babies! --> more scientific discoveries

    Therefore, no...attractiveness does not hinder science. It contributes to the cause!!!

    Shame on those guys for not maximizing their biological contributions to humanity by administering a regular dose of hair cuts. :1377:

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    Misleading poll and post question. And wrongly constructed too!

    Attractiveness has nothing to do with it. Scientists are just less likely to stand in front of a mirrror for an hour each day in order to look in tip top shape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onemoretime View Post
    They just didn't concentrate on the things others do to enhance their own attractiveness.
    I agree. It's not about physical attractiveness/unattractiveness but being aware and actually caring about it to such an extent to let it influence you either positively or negatively.

    And who's to say they didn't find themselves physically attractive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffywolf View Post
    Misleading poll and post question. And wrongly constructed too!

    Attractiveness has nothing to do with it. Scientists are just less likely to stand in front of a mirrror for an hour each day in order to look in tip top shape.

    What's misleading and wrongly constructed?

    Ok, let us take the extreme. Say each of these men were about as good looking as one could get. Wouldn't they have lots of attention from others while growing up, being told how handsome they were. Other little girls would have crushes, or wish to be courted by them. They would be treated differently, people would gravitate towards them. Couldn't this possibly change their priorities?

    I'm sorry, but I don't buy that physical attractiveness has more to do with keeping yourself in tip top shape than having good genetics.
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