An evolutionary biologist's work with bats may provide a clue
By Elizabeth Svoboda
Posted 05.22.2006 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
Although many jilted brainiacs might beg to differ, there´s no concrete evidence that women are more attracted to dumb men. Yet the same might not be true for some of our mammalian cousins. Consider, for example, the bat. After gathering available brain and testis size data for 334 species of bats, evolutionary biologist Scott Pitnick of Syracuse University found that males with the biggest cranial capacity were likely to have the smallest testicles, and vice versa.
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