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Max Haubold English 102 Erin Allingham MWF 8am The Economist I believe that this was in the science section because it is about a study. Although studies can be conducted in any field, something with research, reasoning, and conclusions can be considered science. This particular one being about human anatomy and its relation to society falls directly in with science. This article describes groups of people, gather information, to explore an uncharted field of connections which has been the nature of science since its existence. I think that it makes sense, under the condition that a symmetrical brain will produce better results. If symmetry is what determines IQ, then obviously someone more symmetrical would be smarter. Logic reasons that someone who is symmetrical on the outside in all manners would also be on the inside, meaning a higher IQ. One problem I have with this though
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Unformatted text preview: is that they connect symmetry with beauty. Not all symmetrical people look good; they could just be ugly on both sides. In response to the economist, obviously there are benefits from hiring good looking people. People are attracted to attractiveness. You have a business meeting- fat old person, or young good-looking? With equivalent, or even near-equivalent skills, obviously the young attractive one would be the choice. Sex sells. Overall, I think it is obvious why this was in the science section. It is about a study in which connections are being drawn by educated people between the physical attributes or people and the mental ones. I can see some merit in the conclusions drawn; however there are also some flaws I think should be addressed before the theory is widely accepted....
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