Wednesday, August 22, 2007

The color of your eyes could determine your achievements in life, say scientists

Ben Clerkin:

They claim those with blue eyes are more likely to sparkle academically than those with brown.

They are more intelligent and gain more qualifications because they study more effectively and perform better in exams.

The discovery might help explain the success of such disparate individuals as Stephen Hawking, Alexander Fleming, Marie Curie, Stephen Fry and Lily Cole.

In reaction time trials conducted by U.S. scientists, the brown-eyed performed better, making them more likely to succeed at activities such as football, hockey and rugby.

But the researchers concluded that those with lighter eyes appeared to be better strategic thinkers.

Blue-eyed boys and girls proved to be more successful in activities that required them to plan and structure their time, such as golf, cross-country running - and studying for exams.

Stephen Hawking, author of A Brief History Of Time, is Britain's most eminent physicist.

Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin while Marie Curie was the first twice-honoured Nobel laureate for her work on radioactivity.

Writer and actor Stephen Fry gained a scholarship to Cambridge while model Lily Cole secured a place at King's College, Cambridge, after achieving five As at A-level.

Joanna Rowe, professor emeritus at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, who conducted the tests, said the results suggested a hitherto unexplored link between eye colour and academic achievement.

"It is just observed, rather than explained," she said. "There's no scientific answer yet." Dr Tony Fallone, senior psychology lecturer at the University of Bedfordshire, who has also studied eye colour, believes it should be taken more seriously as an indicator of personality and ability.

Most babies have blue eyes but they usually darken as the pigment melanin builds up in the iris.

Less melanin produces green, grey, or light brown eyes. Eyes with very little melanin appear blue or grey.

Body parts that reveal your intelligence

Study: Blue-Eyed People 'Smarter' than Brown-Eyed

7 Comments:

At 9:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You might as well be saying that white people are more intelligent than people of color, since blue eyes are most common in caucasian people.

This faulty science may be similar to scientific racism which claimed to use "science" to justify and support racist beliefs.

Also, a person's IQ is the product of interactions between multiple genes and multiple environmental factors.

Before you jump to the conclusion that brown-eyed children are less intelligent, I suggest you do a background check on all of the brown-eyed children you tested. Perhaps their family cannot afford a "good" school for them? And perhaps these blue-eyed children came from more affluent and privileged families who never had to endure any hardships.

 
At 9:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You might as well be saying that white people are more intelligent than people of color, since blue eyes are most common in caucasian people.

This faulty science may be similar to scientific racism which claimed to use "science" to justify and support racist beliefs.

Also, a person's IQ is the product of interactions between multiple genes and multiple environmental factors.

Before you jump to the conclusion that brown-eyed children are less intelligent, I suggest you do a background check on all of the brown-eyed children you tested. Perhaps their family cannot afford a "good" school for them? And perhaps these blue-eyed children came from more affluent and privileged families who never had to endure any hardships.

 
At 12:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Asians and Jews of any ethnicity have whites beat in the IQ department.

 
At 5:22 PM, Blogger Pablo said...

That's bullshit, you are citing 2 or 3 scientist with blue eyes. well it comes to my mind the following names:

Einstein
von Neumann
Minkowsky

Great names, all of jewish ancestry, all with brown eyes.
Also jews are overrepresented among Nobel Laureates, and almost all have brown eyes. Also asians beat whites in IQ, by almost an standar deviation 15-16pts

 
At 6:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You might as well be saying that white people are more intelligent than people of color, since blue eyes are most common in caucasian people."

I believe that's what the study shows, but they don't have the guts to come out and say it. Instead they use eye color as a proxy.

 
At 5:46 AM, Anonymous How To Get Rid Of Bad Breath said...

so , we can exclude surrounding factor?? i didn't like this sort of research...monotone

 
At 6:44 PM, Anonymous Terance said...

For my part everyone ought to glance at it.
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