Re: Venus Automorphs Into Great Mathematician, Loses Psyche
Sun, 2 Feb 1997 23:49:53 -0500 (EST)

In a message dated 97-01-31 15:54:43 EST, you write:

<< > Is it your opinion somehow
> that being interested in mathematics turns you into something non-sexed,
> drains you of your attractiveness? Or interferes with your sexuality?

Yes, indeed. How many high-level mathematicians do you know? Most of them
are not attractive in the same way as Lyle's friend. Whether that's
because they're mathematicians or was true beforehand is another question.

> What an odd thing if you do. What does one thing have to do with another?

Because, as he said, serious mathematical/science study programs you to
think in certain ways. In most cases this seems to make people more
introverted and less aware of their physical appearance. It certainly
tends to cut them off from ecstatic states, which seems to be one major
aspect of physical attraction.


I tend to agree with Mark -
IMO it is *rare* to see highly attractive people who have found the willpower
to spend a lot of time at internal work, and maybe it's because it isnt
stressed as important ( really pretty people can Do intellectual stuff, some
of them anyway , with the prerequisite of hard work, but they may not NEED to
perform in other ways to get approval or acceptance- whereas someone ugly may
find LOTS of alone time to fill with study).