Intelligence is a valid sexually attractive trait(excerpt)

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From Rosenburg and Tunney on sexual selection in humans:

[font='Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, 'Nimbus Sans L', Arial, 'Liberation Sans', sans-serif]Some hypotheses about the evolution of the human brain argue that it is a sexually selected trait, as it would not confer enough fitness in itself relative to its high maintenance costs (a quarter to a fifth of the energy and oxygen consumed by a human)[/font][font='Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, 'Nimbus Sans L', Arial, 'Liberation Sans', sans-serif] Related to this is vocabulary, where humans, on average, know far more words than are necessary for communication. Miller (2000) has proposed that this apparent redundancy is due to individuals using vocabulary to demonstrate their intelligence, and consequently their "fitness", to potential mates. This has been tested experimentally and it appears that males do make greater use of lower frequency (more unusual) words when in a romantic mindset compared to a non-romantic mindset, meaning that vocabulary is likely to be used as a sexual display.[/font]

[font=Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Nimbus Sans L, Arial, Liberation Sans, sans-serif]It's legit becasue men subconsciously do things that increase their chances with women. They take risks when attractive women are around, they challenge other males for dominance and they dress up when hitting a club. Flaunting vocabulary and through extension intelligence is just another trait men know innately to be attractive. [/font]

[font=Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Nimbus Sans L, Arial, Liberation Sans, sans-serif]Ever notice how all guys good with women have great game which is mostly good language skills?[/font]

[font=Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Nimbus Sans L, Arial, Liberation Sans, sans-serif]Just more proof being awkward/stupid around women is a sexual death sentence. :lol: [/font]
 

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They're mostly talking about language as a class signifier.  Class matters a lot to women.

Game isn't language skills unless you're a sped like Kent.    It's receptive/expressive non-verbal communication.  

Furthermore, just because men apparently engage in this behavior and think it has some positive effect on mate value does not mean the behavior,  especially as they measured it,  has any relevance to mate value. 

Just out of curiosity,  why did you read this paper?
 

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You have to be a legit aspie shut in to think personality/behavior counts for nothing.
 

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pringles said:
Of course. There is a reason humanity gradually moved toward a less cavemanny-more gracile appearance.

Intelligence is attractive. But not abstract intelligence or mathematical genius. Social intelligence.

Yeah,  and a blown out vocabulary isn't necessarily social intelligence.
 
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