The Average Faces of Women Around the World

The Average Faces of Women Around the World has published the results of a recent experiment where experimental psychologists at the University of Glasgow in Scotland have combined the faces of women around to world to approximate the "average face" of each country. Using a modern version of the technique that Sir Francis Galton pioneered in the 1800's, multiple images of faces are aligned and composited together to form the final result.

There is already controversy surrounding the results. Some people feel that the average is "too attractive." Part of this is explained by the process. Instead of having a lot of blurry images with undefined features, this method averages the shape of the features before blending the images together. Also when blending, remember that many singular issues are "averaged away." The study also does not reveal how the participants were selected or how large the sample size actually is.

No conclusive evidence, however, on Polish women's propensity for bangs.

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Ah, if only companies weren't out to make the big bucks for their CEO's by massively outsourcing. I'd love to see regulations brought about that penalized such offshore employment, and actually encouraged (through some sort of reward system) more employment of people, here.

On the other hand, those "slaves" who are in fact paid (thus not really slaves at all), are often grateful for the money they get. It is wrong to exploit them, like that, just because the national average pay for them sucks and they are often hard workers who appreciate their jobs, but how much better would their lives be if those jobs weren't available to them? It's a bit of a catch-22 on that front, empathetically speaking. However, if you don't care about outsiders' livelihoods, then, yeah, we should just force the businesses' hands with a penalty/reward system that makes it more profitable to use the resources here.

I also stand in opposition to Preston but something to add on liberalism, it's not all that great. For one, it comes with assumptions of white privilege and superiority because we attempt to share it with the world as "the way things are and should be" not, just OUR, western way of seeing things. As a result, it has lead to massive cultural misunderstandings (among a plethora of issues) whereby superimposing liberalist assumptions, we disregard foreign narratives and experiences as invalid, and a result of their culture's 'oppression'. Just a thought ;)

The ancient Egyptians were white. Google King Tut DNA. They only became mixed after they started bringing in others as slaves. "Black" DNA didn't even show up in Egypt till 3000 years after the assumed beginning of Egyptian civilization.

Other than your claims being completely speculative, there can be no claim for superiority there.The only thing King Tut's DNA showed was that he was disabled, malarial, and inbred. I'd like to see your "scientific" studies that prove your claims, particularly ones that haven't already been blown out of the water by modern science.

So, Middle-Eastern people fall under your broad umbrella of "white?"

mate the best way to sort this issue out is only one way. although the idea of white brown and back will disappear later when the people understanding develop enough that differences are values not crap.

but for now, we can better say European white. middle eastern have range of variety from Arabs, Turks Persians but non of them look like European white. they might be connected to some Europeans gens from long time ago like Persians and Germans, but they are not look the same because they are mixed up and environmental and genetic effects does not let them to look like European whites in overall. so they should not be called white at all. better call them by their ethnics. i would also say brown is the term more or less related to Indians, Pakistani and southern Arabs.

And most Latinos, don't forget them.

and I hope you're on the other side of that wall!!! You hateful asshole!

Are you saying that white people should segregate themselves from the rest of the world?? If so.. that's the most ignorant thing I've heard from a "grown" man.

Look up "Minority inventions," and you'll find things like the mop, the method of synthesizing artificial insulin, the electric break... hell, look up Yoshiro Nakamatsu, Shunpei Yamazaki, and such.

As a half-white, born in Germany, and part German/Alsatian, I hope you don't plan on going there when they build that wall, as I likely have more right to be there than you, auslander.

And it's not just liberalism, but the fact that many privileged white chicks (or white people in general) don't want to have kids, and if they do, it isn't that many. It's terribly amusing to be so overly proud of something that you really had no part of except for the fact that you were born a color.

I'd suggest that people tend to live longer and delay childbirth as their wealth increases. I don't see what whiteness has to do with it. Geez man, people were popping out babies at 16 back in the day. I would abandon your 'intuition' and actually think about people's economic agency.

Wealth increases? I suppose we could go with that. But who holds most of the wealth? Of course, we could also talk about what kind of problems delaying childbirth has on a population as well...

I'm not sure where you get off saying that white people are "going extinct" and "dying off" - That's like saying a family of dogs with one white hair on their head is dying off - its completely insignificant. We are all the same - just a different shade of brown.

George Washington Carver, an american black man invented products with peanut and peanut butter.
Otis Boykin, american black man, invented the pacemaker.

Luis Miramontes, a mexican (con't know his race, he could be mestizo or white) invented the contraceptive pill.
Guillermo González Camarena, also mexican, invented an early color television system.
Brazilian Roberto Landell de Moura is credited with inventing and patenting a wireless telephone.
Cuban doctor Carlos Finlay for discovering that mosquitos carry yellow fever.
Mexican-born Victor Ochoa patented the electric brake and also
invented the folding-wing airplane.
Linda Carteri is half mexican

If the cro-magnon extinguished the nearthental, and according to you the people who extinguish others are superior, then the africans or cro-magnon were the superior ones. Or do you think europeans are superior because they mixed two species. (cromagnon and nearthental are species, not races). Your hypothesis are bogus.

mate thats stupid. very stupid. first of, basics of science is mostly Asian. second do you even know what is Aryan? where this term come from? whats the feel of it? no, u dont know anything, thats why you talk crap as many people that dont use their brain and dont want to learn. Aryan is just a wrong term that germans have taken. aryan is an ancient Persian world. Google it. let internet teach you some. uffff

That is because non-whites were never given the opportunity to do so. It has nothing to do with being genetically inferior, it is about the lack of education they were given. African Americans were slaves to whites, and most of them were never given the opportunity to get an education, or even read or write for that yes, most historical figures that were "inventors" were white, but that is because they had the tools and education to do so. If there was less people like you in the world from the beginning, I'm sure that would be different.

"Can you show me anything that was not invented by a white person?" ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME like do you enjoy being obtuse? I actually cannot imagine how anybody could ask that question in all seriousness.

Let's make a list: gunpowder, the current, numeric system, paper, printing, wheelbarrows... Having read your comments I am actually grasping for evidence that you haven't written a complete imaginary history of humankind in your own mind.

I"m not sure where you get off calling Boas a "Jewish Supremacist" he didn't even identify as a Jew... Are you just upset that he changed the thoughts of people who believed that brain size was linked to skin color and he proved that behavior is cultural and not biological?

@ Preston Wiginton, do you really believe all this racist, white supremacist bullshit you've been posting here? It's like you've sprung straight out of a seventeenth century nightmare.

tell me what is bullshit? Do you really believe that race doesn't exist? The Human Genome Project says there is as much as 15% differences between races. There are RECENT studies that say that Europeans and Asians have Neanderthal DNA, up to 5%, while Africans have none. All is the latest cutting edge research. Doesn't sound like 17th century to me. Biological reality will soon hit all of you in the face and yes the world will be a nightmare for you then.

Stop your racist trolling, please. You're using this report about an interesting study as a platform for your extremely bias views.

Biased? All supported by science.. oh science isn't part of a liberal mind set. Just making comments to comments and I can substantiate my comments seems they can't.

Oh, suddenly it's liberals that are anti-science? Which planet are you on?

You're supporting your assumptions by cherry picking your sources to fit your views. That's not science, that's propaganda. Moreover, you're providing pseudo-sources as well as outdated sources.

Please, do not even try to use the word Science in your speech. Us scientists cringe every time some idiot tries to defend his pathetic ideologies with pseudoscience. Thanks.

Then please post all your original research sources (not some 3x removed article from some 2-bit online journal) to support your claims if you say they are supported by science.

Please, substantiate your claims with peer-reviewed, actual scientific studies. If science has taught anyone anything, it should be that diversity is the one thing that ensures survival in a species. That's why inbreeding is always a bad idea. I would LOVE to see this so-called science saying anything different.

@ preston not true; somalians, ethiopians, & eritreans have Neanderthal Ancestry.

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