The Cornull University “Evolution in Action” study group headed by Dr. Davidson Petney has just released an abstract of their latest results. They have discovered a gene-linked trait in certain men of Eastern European descent which causes them to prefer cuff links over cuff buttons.
This trait has been demonstrated to result in a reproductive advantage because women of wealth and discernment are more attracted to cuff link wearing men than those who rely upon buttons. The typical woman who is drawn to cuff link men is described as “a Bette Davis/Greta Garbo phenotype.” Conversely women attracted to button wearing men are categorized as being the “Marilyn Monroe/Syliva Plath phenotype.” Dr. Petney extrapolates that by the year 2100 more than 70% of Caucasian men will resemble Cary Grant and 55% of all women will “Want to be alone.”
Wow. Is there a Nobel Prize type of award for evo psych?
See also: “The evolutionary psychologist knows why you vote — and shop, and tip at restaurants”
There’s a gene for that… or is there?
* There you have it. An evolutionary explanation for Santa Claus!
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