If You Think The Revolt Of The Nerds vs The Alphas Is New, Think Again

By now even the alpha males realize the nerds have been crowding their act with the female of the species. In terms of both sex and success. For every LeBron James or Donald Trump there are dozens of nerdy successes like Gates, Zuckerberg, Jobs, and Spielberg. When did the tide turn?

Actually about 4 million years ago, fellas.

According to a team of biomathematicians from the University of Tennessee: "The most important sexual revolution happened when the alphas overplayed their testosterone with the females." While the toughs conquered and kept their women by power, the weaker males conquered them by cunning.

Sound familiar?

Similar to the monkey populations, some hominids learned to shower a particular female with food and attentions. In time these females rewarded their providers with both their bodies and their fidelity. Head researcher Sergey Gavrilets writes in this month's Los Angeles Times: "Without the romantic strategy devised by the more sensitive pre-historlc males, we wouldn't have the modern family."

To be sure, today's females still find hunks attractive. But their habit of marrying the less-hunky-more- sensitive suitors has little to do with being recently "emancipated." In evolutionary terms, the female of the species was emancipated long long ago. Some of them just never told us.

But then what about all those glitz paparazzi stories about Drop-Dead-Gorgeous-Female-Celebrity gliding down the wedding aisle [in white, no less!] with Breathlessly-Beautiful-Stud-Male-Celebrity? Lets put is this way. In evolutionary terms, don't hold your breath waiting for any silver anniversary stories.

Maybe it's true what they say: "Ugliness is in a way superior to beauty because it lasts." Who says that? Those hominids who have learned to understand the difference.

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  • I don't find the wives of Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, and Steven Spielberg attractive. "Alpha males" still get the top-shelf.

  • In reply to gwill:

    It's just that alpha males require smarts, entrepreneurship and a greater sense of survival then before.

    Don't forget that the high school quarterback in Superman (the movie) ended up a drunk janitor.

  • In reply to Andy Frye:

    Andy! I agree with everything and anything Andy says.

  • As the proud mother of a funny, adorably quirky, nerdy son, I sincerely appreciate this post today! Nerds rule and sign the paychecks!

  • I went to an engineering school, after getting our rear ends handed to us on the football field, then band had only one thing to say to the jocks on the other team: "That's alright, that's ok, you're gonna work for us someday"

  • Alphas still roam the planet and have top-shelf mates...but I think the record will show that after a few peak years, their bodies fade while the minds of the nerds just get better. Just a theory by another nerd.......

  • You haven't cited any nerds who weren't billionaires.

    On the other hand, football players may only be multimillionaires, but I never saw one in public with an ugly wife. If nothing else, the wives go to the hair stylists to get bleached.

  • In reply to jack:

    Of course, those football players end up shooting themselves in the heart and leaving their dim brains to science and usually around 50ish... so they got that going for them... which is nice.

  • Nerds suck.
    Glad to see them getting the boot right in the old I.T. department.
    Good riddance.

  • Strangeways >> Funny but I see nerds thriving in IT

    Cheapcoakley >> I appreciate your appreciation. Lets stay in tough

  • So where does leave Alfalfa?

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Aquinas ~ Only oldsters like us will know much about li'l Alfalfa...their loss!

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