The results of a new study have shown that men with deep voice produce more offspring than men with high-pitched voices.
The study was carried out among the Hadza, a group of hunter-gathers in Tanzania, who do not use birth control. Researchers used voice recordings collected from 49 men and 52 women between the ages of 18 and 55.
The results indicated the deeper the man’s voice, the more likely he was to have fathered more children, she said. [One of the researchers] added that voice pitch was not linked to child mortality.”
As interesting as the study is, I think it’s kinda messed up that the researchers organized the “Hadza Olympics” to get their subjects to compete in hunting-related activities like archery, racing, and hunting to see if superior hunting skills were tied to the voice pitch and reproductive performance.
I can’t help but feel a little bad for the Hadza. I wonder if these unwitting tribespeople knew that they were exerting themselves and showing off their hunting prowess just so some Western researchers can learn more about their reproductive patterns.
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