Here's the Daily Mail reporting from the cutting edge of 'science'.
'Women can work out whether a man will make a good father just by looking at his face, research shows. Simply studying a photograph can give them subconscious clues that he likes children - and would therefore be a good long-term partner. Scientists behind the discovery believe it adds an important dimension to knowledge about mate selection among humans.'
Forgive me, Mr Dacre, but my arse. The 'research' in question is just the latest bit of dimwit pseudo science from the Department of Genomania (or whatever) at the University of St Andrews. It is but one of the more prolific - prolific with a press release, that is - of the many and proliferating academic cells infiltrating our seats of learning and striving daily to evangelise the world with evolutionary psychology - EP for short - the third rate 'discipline' which claims to provide us with a complete account of human nature. Dreadful stuff, it is: methodologically suspect, intellectually simplistic, quasi-religious, assumption-laden guff that nicely legitimises the dreary 'sex war' agendas of stuck-in-the-mud newspapers and generates no useful insights whatsoever into the way the sexes can and do relate.
OK, OK, I haven't actually read the research yet. Oh, but have I read stuff like it? Too, too much of it. Zzzzzz.