You know, I was in a Tony Robbins training, and he related a story where he was giving a presentation and the set crew had put a large metal suit of honor on the stage as a prop. A little into his presentation he started walking around the stage. As he approached the knight his mike started to buzz with all kinds of interferrance. As he walked away the sound went away...If you have ever seen Tony perform, he has a massive amount of energy and move around a lot...this happened a couple more times, then someone from the audience yelled out "it's the knight, stay away from the knight". Tony responded by saying that he was surprised as how quickly they linked that up, but that he didn't believe that was what was happening, but that they would try and experiment to see who was right.
He walked towards the knight again, and sure enough, the sound came back; he backed away and the sound disappeared. He did it again with the same result. Then he did it one more time and it didn't happen. So he turned to the audience and asked them what they believed now. As you may imagine, he was met with a room full of confused expressions. Tony explained that as people, in an attempt to create order in our lives, we will see one piece of information and link up in our minds that it means something when it really doesn't.
I told you that story to give a little context to my answer. I am a former Marine and can tell you that this feels like it applies. Science loves to try and categorize everything, provide a label for everything and everyone. I have been married twice and have had children with both women. Had I not divorced I would have only been able to have 2 children because of medical conditions that this study did not and could not account for. When I remarried I had 4 more (one was a miscarriage). My wife and I are getting older and our life situation does not permit us to have anymore...but I would have many, many more. For me children are one of the only things that bring me happiness. When I took the eye test it indicated that I wouldn't have more then 2 children.
It also indicated that I was not overly aggressive. While I do not like to get angry and aggressive, I also have no problem going from calm to supernova in a matter of seconds. I cannot speak for my brothers and sisters in the Army, Navy and Air Force, but I can tell you that Marines are bred for aggression and violence, and it doesn't matter how wide or narrow your face is. I have know Marines with all kinds of eye spacing and facial dimensions, and they are all aggressive, some more then other, but still all aggressive. That fact is why it is so hard for Marines to find and keep work on the civilian side. Our brains have been reprogrammed...the problem is that no one tells us how to unprogram them. We are not violent in the workplace because there is no need to be...but we are aggressive...or at least perceived to be that way.
While I could go on for hours on the topic alone...it's actually why I am here...trying one more time to figure out civilian interaction and communication...I will get back on topic to finish up. I really see this article as the static Tony was experiencing. It may seem that a soldiers face can be used as a predictive model, but it is just like Tony's experience...it isn't the cause of the static. In Tony's case it was the interference from a police radio that was stopped outside for a short period of time, and in like manner a military members/veterans aggression is based upon their experiences, training, upbringing and life experiences. Otherwise all of our active duty service members and veterans should have our faces measured and then tell our significant others that whether they are happy about it or not we have having a certain number of kids and they better be okay that we could be the next Gandhi or Freddy Kruger. I know that is over simplified, but hopefully it gets my point across.