Re: The biological basis of the beauty meme

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Wed May 23 2001 - 10:52:57 MDT

> This was my reaction as well. The preference for symmetry is well-known.
> However, J.R. is reading way too much into this paper. It only discusses
> the preference for symmetry. It does not discuss love, partner preferences
> or whether we think it right or wrong.

Your reaction is the result of your genetic make-up. τΏτ
Of course the cited material did not mention partner preference or objective
morality. Those issues were covered in The Biological Basis of Morality and
The Ghost In The Machine. Evolutionary psychology and behavioral genetics are
making progress where once socialist ideology had dictated world order.


Stay hungry,

--J. R.

Useless hypotheses:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism

     Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once,
     but an infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever.
     (Everything that can happen = more than anyone can imagine.)

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