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Charles Darwin Knew About Women

charles darwin beardCharles Darwin thought that women find bearded men more attractive and masculine. He theorized that men with beards had more potential mates and were considered socially dominant. According to his research, beards were grown by men to signal status and virility.

Bearded men have the dominant advantage, say ecologist Barnaby Dixon (Australia) and psychologist Paul Vasey (Canada) in a study about men with beards. In a recent research study, women of European heredity in New Zealand and women in Samoan Polynesia were asked about men with beards.

Bearded, Dominant Men
Both groups of women thought men with beards were likely to enjoy higher ranks in society. Uniformly, bearded men were also considered older than their clean-shaven peers. A beard, when paired with an aggressive facial expression, seemed to imply even greater aggression. (Darwin thought that aggressive behaviours were possibly attractive to women in search of security and shelter.)

Beards and Female Fertility Cycles
Barnaby Dixon and colleagues Jamie Tam and Monica Awasthy continued research the male beard’s role in natural selection. Young and fertile women in the study overwhelmingly preferred bearded men as sexual partners before ovulation.

Note: pregnant or women past menopause preferred clean-shaven men.

The study focused upon 426 women living in Wellington, New Zealand. Women who were not re-productively available – e.g, pregnant or menopausal women – preferred men without beards or with stubble. They did not like men with full beards.

Post-menopause, women in the study preferred facial hair more often than pregnant women or those about to enter menopause. Pre-menopausal, or perimenopausal, women rated bearded men more often as potential sexual partners prior to menses.

Beards “Radically” Change the Male Face
Even a little stubble can change a man’s looks. For a man seeking greater authority at work or more sexual partners, researchers recommend testing the waters over a weekend. Don’t shave for three or four days, they suggest, and then gauge women friends’ reactions. Most of you probably do this out of laziness anyway.

Some Researchers Disagree…
Avishag Zahavi (“The Handicap Principle) says that beards can be disadvantageous in some conditions. For example, when cave men fought or competed in manly sports, the bearded male could be disabled by a strong tug to the beard. Zahavi believes that the bearded man in this sort of example unknowingly places himself at a disadvantage by sporting his “manliness” to the world in the form of a beard. Certainly, a firm tug from a competitor that removes all or part of the man’s beard would temporarily distract him from competition.

Today’s Beard
Men want a rugged or groomed appearance when wearing a beard. They also enjoy the freedom to refrain from shaving. Over the course of a year, the average man saves more than ninety-one hours when he does not shave. If he uses expensive razors and beard creams, he will save almost $250 a year in Australia by not shaving.

Yes… that’s why I often don’t shave, because I’m being… practical.

Practical reasons aside, men may prefer the certain masculine or fiercely sexual look of wearing a beard.

See also:

MELVILLE, DARWIN, AND THE GREAT CHAIN OF BEING.(Herman Melville's influence on Charles Darwin's theory of evolution): An article from: Studies in American Fiction
Book (Northeastern University)

New Charles Darwin film is 'too controversial..'

by B_l_i_n_d

...for religious American audiences
A new British film about Charles Darwin has failed to land a distribution deal in the States because his theories on human evolution are too controversial for religious American audiences, according to the film's producer.
Creation follows the British naturalist's 'struggle between faith and reason' as he wrote his 1859 book, On The Origin Of The Species.
The film, directed by Jon Amielm was chosen to open the Toronto Film Festival and has now been sold to almost every territory in the world

Half of Britons do not believe in evolution

by cheaande

Great Britain is catching up to the U.S. when it comes to the rejection of evolution by natural selection.
'Half of British adults do not believe in evolution, with at least 22% preferring the theories of creationism or intelligent design to explain how the world came about, according to a survey.
The poll found that 25% of Britons believe Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution is “definitely true”, with another quarter saying it is “probably true”. Half of the 2,060 people questioned were either strongly opposed to the theory or confused about it.'

Hotbed of biodiversity: Fascinating images of wildlife from the Galapagos Islands  — Mother Nature Network
Located 575 miles off the coast of Ecuador, this remote volcanic archipelago is famous as the birthplace of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection.

Halcyon Press Ltd. The Essential Darwin: On the Origins of Species, The Descent of Man (Unexpurgated Edition) (Halcyon Classics)
eBooks (Halcyon Press Ltd.)
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