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.

average faces of women around the world

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North America was not the Garden of Eden. Those that we call native Americans were "settlers" too. Yes, they fought with each other and took slaves.

^^^^^^^ that is what idiots always say.

By 1860, the Cherokees had 4,600 slaves; the Choctaws, 2,344; the Creeks, 1,532; the Chickasaws, 975; and the Seminoles, 500. Look it up your self.

I did not say it was a Garden of Eden.
I did say it was a civilized society.

We had a way of life to follow, we had governance, we had plenty of food and did not have to be nomads.
My people did practice cannibalism, not for food sakes but to absorb the enemy so that enemy could not come back to harm you.

We lived fairly peaceful lives and did take slaves and fought wars.
What we were able to accomplish was great and worth learning about, too bad we were seen as in the way for the rape and pillage of this continent. We thrived for thousands of years on this continent and in less than 500 years the settlers ruined this continent, all in the name of money.

I come from the Salmon People, Tsimshain. My people lived in long houses not teepees.

Money and Christ. Remember Manifest Destiny was a religious decree.

Christ had nothing to do with it. The English wanted their language spread all over the world. it was ego alone that did the job. England only did lip service to religion out of fear not out of respect for the written word of god. It was all about money and kingdom, (EGO))!

wow a sign of intelligence. If you disagree with Jack you KNOW NOTHING OF HISTORY and live in wishville.

But they were not technologically superior so they lost to the white man. Tribes may have had cohesion among the members of the tribes but they by no means had love for other tribes. It was war fare and chaos otherwise. 20 million is a high number. 2 million is the low estimate. I do give you kuddos for not saying there were 275 million like some do. The one thing you need to remember is that it was Christianity that conquered the North American continent, not the white man. The white man was just the messenger.

So existence for thousands of years within reach of each other means nothing. Trade between nations means nothing. Family bonds between nations mean nothing. You need to read some more as you are very unbalanced in your estimation of what think you know. We thrived on this continent even with our slaves and wars. To use god as their reason is just as deceptive as they were. They paid lip service to god and had to make a new religion so divorce was able to happen for royalty. They European society is flawed and bereft of and civilization. Technology means nothing to a society that thrived with resources aplenty and a will to steward those resources for the future.

Civilization? Really? What a joke!

your "civilization" is very obviously not conducive to the human condition... it has made everything a big steamy pile of fecal matter. and your brains have turned to mush, also painfully obvious.

YOu say this probably sitting in air conditioning while protected by the rule of law. I would like to see how you would like it if you were taken back to tribal society.

lies u tell

No they were not Noam, they were peaceful and kumbaya.. everything was great before the white man showed up!!! Please note sarcasm. Anyone who believes that bullshit has not understanding of history.

They had their own civilization before Europeans came.

and small pox

and the indians sent back syphilis to Europe.

Europeans brought disease to the new world, which contributed to wiping out native populations.

Every migration brings new disease. So just the white man is guilty.

For bringing disease to the new world, yes.

Native American's are no longer around?

less than 1% of the population

very small proportion of the population. Native Hawaiians are a pretty small portion of their population. Native Alaskans seem to be doing "ok", but the rural isolated communities also have their share of problems.

I think they should have done a compilation of ALL the indigenous populations of North America . . .so combine USA, Canada, Mexico. Central America can come too.

Are you joking or your education is very poor. But again USA does rank lower than any top nation when it comes to that and much lower than many nations in Latin America. Go to Brazil, Peru, Bolivia Ecuador, Mexico and you will find plenty of Native American Indians.

and you will also find plenty of Europeans. Just go to univision or telemundo. Very few natives on the TV stations down there.

If they are in Peru, then they are not American.

Peru, as well as the other countries in the Americas, are American, simply because all the continent is America.

Native American people are called all people from any place in the Americas.

Actually, I think adding the US and other diverse countries that are predominantly "immigrants" (Australia, Canada, Singapore, etc) would make this list much more interesting.

But more difficult. Most of what they pictured here are nations where it's easier to get a single snapshot of the common person --- it's especially true in Asia, the middle-east, and africa.

Prior to 1965 and the Hart Cellar Immigration Act you could just look at the ORGANIC face of Germany and England and that would be the American face. Now just a hodge podge of sludge.

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