Re: The biological basis of the beauty meme

From: Buzz Piersol (
Date: Wed May 23 2001 - 23:22:30 MDT

So there's no sociological basis for beauty (or in his reaction, for that


"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.
> 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.)

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