Psychology: Are Beauty and IQ related?
A study in England conducted by researchers at the London School of Economics found that attractive men and women generally have higher IQs. "Physical attractiveness is significantly positively associated with general intelligence," said LSE lead researcher Satoshi Kanazawa, in the latest issue of the journal Intelligence (download the full study here). The study indicated attractive men have IQs that are 13.6 points above the average, while beautiful women are 11.4 points higher than average.
However, Ph.D., Todd Miller does not agree with those conclusions, and has written a rebuttal to the study that you can find here.
We tend to believe more Todd Miller's arguments. In any case, in chess, success comes mostly from hard work and determination.
What's your take on the story and the rebuttal?