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    The Biology of Religious Belief

    Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    Lead the way. References to refereed publications, please.

    Which of these characteristics shared between sexual partners most strongly correlates with the development of a lasting and intimate relationship?

    a. Height.
    b. Facial Features
    c. Religious persuation.
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    I am thinking height..or facial features..but only in a country of complimentary religious persuasion?

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    During my years in psychology i do seem to remember an intersting study that suggested people tend to partner wiith those of similar looks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mischa
    I am thinking height..or facial features..but only in a country of complimentary religious persuasion?
    That would be most people's initial reaction, but you might be surprised. The biological feature that has the strongest correlation, believe it or not, is the length of the middle finger! The coefficient of correlation is 0.6 and is greater than height or facial features. Religious belief had a coefficient of 0.9, significantly higher than any biological characteristic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mischa
    During my years in psychology i do seem to remember an intersting study that suggested people tend to partner wiith those of similar looks
    Facial features had a coefficient of about 0.5, which is still quite strong.
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    hmmm...brb gotta go measure...that wasn't on your list

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mischa
    During my years in psychology i do seem to remember an intersting study that suggested people tend to partner wiith those of similar looks
    Correct - this was the conclusion from research by Feingold.

    In general, age, ethnicity, social class and education also show strong positive correlations to go with religion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Belthasar
    Correct - this was the conclusion from research by Feingold.

    In general, age, ethnicity, social class and education also show strong positive correlations to go with religion.
    Yes, that's correct, culture and ethnicity also have coefficients of 0.9. Along with religious belief they are seminal to the most important personal decisions we are ever likely to make - they exert a profound effect over our choices and behaviour.
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    What about those hot chicks you see with ugly guys? What's up with that?

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    hmmm mine are longer

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteElephant
    What about those hot chicks you see with ugly guys? What's up with that?
    Have you ever looked at their fingers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mischa
    hmmm mine are longer
    You may be having serious relationship difficulties - are you sure you've measured correctly. Some people display differences between the left & right had, try measuring both hands!!
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    I did

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteElephant
    What about those hot chicks you see with ugly guys? What's up with that?
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    funny
    BTW Iam looking for a guy with middle finger on left hand measuring 3 inches

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