Re: Venus wonders what all the fuss is about

Eugene Leitl (
Mon, 3 Feb 1997 22:07:48 +0100 (MET)

On Sun, 2 Feb 1997, Kathryn Aegis wrote:

> I'm surprised to encounter such negativity towards the physical
> attributes of cognitive individuals on this list! Why should mental
> ability detract from physical or any other kind of attractiveness?

1) Less excersise
2) Less melanine due to less sunlight exposure (but a lot of melatonine
to compensate for that, I am sure)
3) Abstracted manner
4) Inability to generate/absorb light chatter, but a highly opaque stream
of concepts
5) A certain amount of cynism
6) Denaturated body language
7) lots of things I forgot

> Our cultures present us with such limited maps for who is sexually
> attractive, and this can lead some individuals to lesser

Don't forget genetic determinism. Oh so free are we.

> self-confidence in what they have to offer. By moving towards more
> sophisticated development of our own sexual charisma, and looking for a
> broader set of attributes in others, we break free of these
> limitations.

Let's hope the rest of the humanity is also aware of this.

> Sin,