How Deep is your Voice?

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  1. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Men with deep voices have more children, probably because they have a wider choice of mates, according to a study released.

    "We found that men with deep voices have more children than their high-pitched counterparts," said Coren Apicella, a graduate anthropology student at Harvard University, who spent six months in northern Tanzania last year, studying the nomadic, hunter-gatherer Hadza people.

    The study, a collaborative effort between Harvard University in Massachusetts, McMaster University in Canada and Florida State University, was the first to try to determine if there is a link between voice pitch in men and "Darwinian fitness" in humans.

    "Darwinian fitness, in lay terms, means the number of children we have," said Apicella, yesterday, who said that the research did not find a link between voice pitch and the children's health or mortality rate.

    The mortality rate of children fathered by men with high-pitched voices was not significantly greater than that of children fathered by deep-voiced men, she said.

    "Based on these findings, we speculate that the associations reported between reproductive success and voice pitch in men are probably mediated by greater access to fecund women," the study says.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Deep-voiced_men_make_more_babies/articleshow/2403801.cms
     
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  3. Learned Hand Registered Senior Member

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    Well, if I were to look at my family (both my generation and my parent's), I'd say the report is inaccurate. I probably have the deepest and most projecting voice in my family (including in laws), and just have two kids. I have one brother with one on the way, another with 0, and most of my cousins have 2-3.
     
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  5. redarmy11 Registered Senior Member

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    I make Barry White sound like... I dunno. Matt Damon. No, wait: Geoff P. Anyway, I don't need no satellite telephones, all I have to do is climb a small hill.
     
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  7. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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  9. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

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    Pah, once again I'm the statistic that gets ignored...
     
  10. francois Schwat? Registered Senior Member

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    If deep-voiced men are outreproducing higher-voiced men, then won't populations become full of deep-voiced men? Those men are producing more sons and grandsons with deep voices than the others. Then as the deep-voiced progeny have sons, the sons with the deeper voices will have more progeny than the others. So all the men's voices will become extremely low and will keep getting lower and lower until women no longer find it attractive... or it becomes too constraining... I wonder why we haven't yet hit that point, that is, assuming the study is right about deeper-voiced men having more progeny.
     
  11. draqon Banned Banned

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    my voice is mild. not deep.
     
  12. Oniw17 ascetic, sage, diogenes, bum? Valued Senior Member

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    I kind of have two voices. When I don't have a lot to say it's has a deep undertone, but when I get more long-winded, my words flow together and have the same tone with a little less distinction between different sounds. Neither are extremely deep or high-pitched though.
     
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  14. madanthonywayne Morning in America Staff Member

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    It's simple to explain. Who has kids? Redneck, barrel chested Rebublicans with deep voices. Meanwhile, the pencil necked liberals with high pitched voices and their feminist girl friends are aborting kids left and right. That is, if they happen to concieve any in the first place.

    Where does it all end? Deep voiced Republicans as far as the eye can see! We will bury you!!!!!!!!!!! Muuhoooaaaaaa ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!

    On a personal note, deep voice, right winger, four kids.
     
  15. Learned Hand Registered Senior Member

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    Well, I think the Redneck, barrel chested Republicans have a run for the money when it comes to nonpolitical, ignorant, high school dropouts that bleed Medicaid systems (and therefore rich Redneck Republicans) dry with yet another child.

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  16. madanthonywayne Morning in America Staff Member

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    I think we addressed that problem with welfare reform. At least to a large extent.
     
  17. original sine Registered Senior Member

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    Subjective descriptions of my voice are of little use.
    How did they measure those they studied?
    Also, this is based on a six month study of Hadza culture.
    Why were they chosen to be the model for this study?
     
  18. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    Disagree: first choice in women is height. My huge stature allows me to isolate, ostracize and dominate competing males, and scare them away from their cubicles with frothing chest-beating so I can eat their lunches, mate with their women and urinate on their desks. Or some combination of that. Never quite get it right. I assume the authors accounted for other basic choice parameters?

    Meh; either way, I win.
     
  19. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

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    That would explain why I found a chewed stockinged leg in my bin, the state of my desk and the awful taste of my sarnies, you git!
     
  20. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    Oops! I should make some flash cards.

    Reminds me of the Dave Allen skit about Vikings on the beach:

    "Right! Now kill all the men, and rape all the women!"

    "Rrrragh!"

    "And for God's sake, lads: get it right this time!
     
  21. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    As a musician, I can assure you that there are no signs of that happening. It's very hard to find a baritone and really really hard to find a bass. Not just among men who already sing; there could be a bias there since tenors sing lead and get all the action so you really have to love music to want to sing the low parts. But in university glee clubs, company Christmas programs, or just getting everybody in the office to sing "Happy Birthday," a disproportionate number of men are tenors. Mostly second tenors; I'm one of those and I often get drafted to sing first tenor because that section isn't full. Although as I get older my voice is dropping, now I get drafted to sing baritone. I've only met about three guys in my whole life who had genuine concert-scale bass voices.

    And BTW, tenors really do get all the action. The real world must be much different from the world of music if the guys with deep voices are having all the sex.
     
  22. Learned Hand Registered Senior Member

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    How deep is your voice
    (how deep is your voice)
    I really need to know
    'cause were living in a world of . . .

    I wonder how often the Bee Gees scored. . . .
     
  23. Reiku Banned Banned

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    Ive been told i have a deep voice. I personally do not feel its that deep. I would say average.
     

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