|Top: Beckhap's law from the 2003, 25th anniversary edition of the book Murphy's law by Arthur Bloch.  Bottom: Visual and verbal depiction of Beckhap's law: screen shot (and thinking-to-herself words) of Cynthia, described as the "Superbowl of women", in the 2000 film 100 Girls. |
“Beauty times brains equals a constant.”
|The 2001 film Shallow Hall is a classic parody of the "inner beauty" vs "outer beauty" paradox, aka Bekhap's law.|
“Inner beauty times outer beauty equals a constant.”
“On the idiom that it is ‘a strange illusion to suppose that beauty is goodness’, there might be a trace of truth to the stereotype. Children and young adults who are attractive tend to have higher self-esteem. They are more assertive, although they are also believed to be more egotistical. There are neither more nor less academically capable, contrary to the negative stereotype that ‘beauty times brains equals a constant’.”
|A 2005 depiction of Beckhap’s law on the home page of HumanThermodynamics.com. Caption: “Why is attractiveness A inversely proportional to intelligence I? Why in any random high school, for instance, are the least physically attractive students typically found in math class, and the most physically attractive students typically found in English class?” (based on poll, conducted by Libb Thims, of twenty different Chicagoans, from twenty different high schools, concerning which classroom on average will the most attractive, and least attractive, students typically tend to be found in any given high school).|
“Using Beckhap's law, we are able to prove that the world is made up of two sorts of people, assuming that most people tend towards extremes of the two characteristics: (a) that if you are a genius, you will never be so good-looking; (b) that if you are a beauty, the magnitude of your good looks will exceed the magnitude of your intelligence. (and conversely).”
|A general visual of Beckhap's law: namely the premise of finding burning (hot) ice (ordered), i.e. a hot and ordered thing, generally speaking.|
See main: Beckhap's law (proof)A very simplified explanation of Beckhap's law, in physical science terms, is beauty governed within the confines of Boerhaave's law, namely that heat added to a system tends to increase the volume (or social volume), and hence the molecular motion, or "disorder" as is often implied, of the given body or system; and conversely, heat removed from a system tends to decrease the volume and hence the "order" of the system or body, and that at absolute zero of temperature perfect crystalline order is said to exist.
second that entropy is inversely proportional to intelligence:
Gibbs free energy of the state of the child, Bc, detached at age 15. Gibbs free energy of the state of two reactants, the male Mx and female molecule Fy, at the point of love at first sight. Enthalpy of the state of the child, Bc, detached at age 15. Enthalpy of the state of the two reactants, the male Mx and female molecule Fy, at the point of love at first sight. Entropy of the state of the child, Bc, detached at age 15. Entropy of of the state of the two reactants, the male Mx and female molecule Fy, at the point of love at first sight.
|A plot of the ranked data results, of the group "female science majors", from the 2002 study of 2,018 University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) college graduation photos, graduating classes of 1969 and 1972, showing that attractiveness is inversely proportion, on average, to intelligence, a finding which corroborates Beckhap's law.|
P = psychology, B = biology, C = chemistry, and M = mathematics, each with 41, 20, 13, and 21 students, respectively. Similarly, A = physical attractiveness (of group); on a scale of 7.0 = most physically attractive to 1.0 = least physically attractive; and I = intellectual difficulty (of degree); on a scale of 100 = most intellectually difficult to 10 = least intellectually difficult.
|The 2001 film Legally Blond a parody of Beckhap's law, mixed in with a bit of the anomaly effect.|
|A photoshop image of hot guy with a genius brain (Albert Einstein), with a tattoo of the mass-energy equivalency on his arm E=mc², an example of Beckhap’s law.|