… plenty sick of the Royal Wedding, here’s New Scientist’s evolutionary psychology take on Kate’s “ruthless mating intelligence”:
AH, THE eugenic thrill of it! Status weds beauty: a promising start. Royalty weds a good-genes commoner: excellent progress. A 6-foot, 3-inch prince who flies rescue helicopters and shows self-deprecating humour weds a 5-foot, 10-inch Amazon with a good eye for fashion. Truly, this is the romance at the end of the rainbow.
Oh, and what the couple’s children (Kate Douglas, 28 April 2011) will look like:
David Perrett and Amanda Hahn first extracted the landmarks from Middleton’s face shape and used these to construct her virtual twin brother, which they then merged with their matrix of the prince’s face to produce a young adult male. They did the converse to synthethise the young woman’s face. While clues of facial heritage occur throughout the entire face, they note that some features of the royal couple are particularly defining – including Kate’s arched eyebrows and Will’s square chin.
Older folk remember these same gushes about the groom’s mom and dad, Charles and Diana (1961-1997), but gushers back then were less high tech and tended not to know the evo psycho bumf . Where’s the anti-Monarchist League when, just for once, we need it?