January 13, 2012

Are Smart People Usually Ugly?

Daniel Engber, Slate

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It's been a few weeks since we posted the questions that the Explainer was either unwilling or unable to answer in 2011. Among this year's batch of imponderables were inquiries like, Are the blind sleepy all the time? and Does anyone ever get a sex change back? We asked our readers to pick the question that most deserved an answer in the Explainer column. Some 10,000 of you were able to register a vote, and the winning question is presented below.

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TAGGED: Attractiveness, Intelligence


One of the longest standing assumptions about the nature of human intelligence has just been seriously challenged. more ››