Dr. House wrote:Sonia Sotomayor is an ugly old hag and unrepresentative of the apprearance of the average Puerto Rican woman. Should I base my judgement of Northern European aesthetics on Margaret Thatcher?
Puerto Rican women are very attractive.
Actually I second Dr. House on this one. I work with a woman of Puerto Rican descent and she's pretty hot (don't tell my fiance ). Also, unless you've been living under a rock for the past 20 years, Jennifer Lopez anyone ?
But you have the aesthetically very ugly and very beautiful no matter what the ethnic background. And there is also the statement that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
As far as Sonia Sotomayor and her genes being kept out of the gene pool: if they can isolate the genetic marker for 'self-serving politician with an agenda', I'd agree with this. Of course, this would not only exclude not only her but pretty much every politician, even those with Dave's Northern European genetic ideal.
Dave, normally I respect your views and agree with a lot of them but I can't abide by racial purity thing. Letting America go down the tubes as far as losing our European cultural heritage I can agree with; I frankly hate the bullshit revisionist history being taught to our young people today all in the name of being politically correct.
But from a scientific standpoint all attempts at racial purity only ends up eventually with inbreeding after a few generations. Look at the British Royal Family and their whole history; they should be thankful they had some Germans come into that family in the beginning of the last century and that Princess Diana actually got married in and produced a couple of heirs to let the gene pool breathe a bit or else the next generation or so would have been freakish pinheads you'd normally see in the backwoods of East Texas where people marry their first cousins.
My views on this are probably affected by my own background and my fiance's: I'm pretty much a mutt with Western European mixed with Slavic and possibly Ashkenazi genes, and my fiance is as well, Irish-German combined with Hispanic (Mexican) and Lord knows what else.