On Thu, 10 Feb 2000, KPJ wrote:
> I wrote:
> | a) We are genetically pre-wired for a concept of "beauty". >>
> Or rather: Humans define the word ``beauty'' to point at what they like
> due to their genetical wiring and environmental programming. The genetic
> wiring apparently makes humans like youth before age, symmetry before
> asymmetry, etc.
This is a better way of putting this concept.
> The environmental programming apparently can change any aspect of the
> genetical pre-wiring.
If we are being "politically correct", we would say this. However,
if Anders and his collegues (neuroscientists in general) ever work
out what "locks" or "unlocks" preferences and memories, I think we
may find that there will be quite a range over which people are
or are not driven by the pre-hardwiring. Some people can learn to
love cockroaches or snakes, but can we *all*?
> |Sorry you dont like blondes
> I have no programming for this, and thus find hair colour irrelevant.
I suspect most preferences unrelated to the "health" of mates (see
above), are set largely by environment. I presume since my mother
was a good caretaker, that may bias me towards brunettes, that combined
with the "add-on" of "traumatic" disincentives to pursue blondes probably
are a good recipe for tuning the low level attractors.
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