April 17, 2010

On Heterosis and Success

Good news for my children. A university study in Cardiff, England , has shown that
People of mixed race are perceived as being more attractive than non-mixed-race people’.
I guess we already knew that. But not only that;
‘There is evidence, albeit anecdotal, that the impact of heterosis (which is the oopposite of inbreeding, a well-known occurence in certain families in this country) goes beyond just attractiveness. This comes from the observation that, although mixed-race people make up a small proportion of the population, they are over-represented at the top level of a number of meritocratic professions like acting with Halle Berry, Formula 1 racing with Lewis Hamilton; and, of course, politics with Barack Obama’
I would like to take it a step further, to the Lebanese level, and that is that couples of mixed-religion, and children of couples of mixed religion, in general have a much more relaxed outlook on life. They fit better in their skin, so to speak. Which would mean we are all going to have to get married in Cyprus from now on. That will do away with confessionalism in the most natural way. Through selective breeding.

Get your copy of the research here. 

1 comment:

Richard said...

Who knew Lebanese and Dutch were different races?

As for religion, in Lebanon, by law, the religion of the children follows that of the father.