Re: The biological basis of the beauty meme

From: John Marlow (
Date: Wed May 23 2001 - 12:22:42 MDT


On 23 May 2001, at 9:52, J. R. Molloy wrote:

> > 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.

#I am the master of my fate:
 I am the captain of my soul
--not my damned genes.

jm (with an assist from WE Henley)


> > τΏτ > > 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.) >

John Marlow

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