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Ugly babies, where do they come from?

  1. Jan 11, 2004 #1
    From ugly parents? Maybe. If one parent is ugly and the other beautiful is the baby going to be ugly or beautiful? Just as in Math, 2 negatives make a positive and 1 negative makes a negative is this the way it happens with ugly babies? Do ugly babies stay ugly for life? I don't think so, at least not in every case.
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  3. Jan 11, 2004 #2

    jimmy p

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    I dunno. Ugly people usually have ugly kids, but thats just genetics isnt it?
  4. Jan 11, 2004 #3


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    beauty is in the eye of the beholder..

    having said that, it all depends on genetics and the chances of getting those genes based on the dominant and recessive traits...and your perception of what ugly is

    good looking parents usually have good looking kids..tho im not sure about the other way around
  5. Jan 11, 2004 #4
    You'd get a better response if you posted this in biology.
  6. Jan 12, 2004 #5
    You know what they say, "Beauty is only skin deep....

    ...But ugly goes all the way to the bone!"

    I vote for ugly grandparents on the mother's side.
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