Eliezer S. Yudkowsky <firstname.lastname@example.org> Wrote:
>On the other hand, I know of at least one case where the flow of
>causality is reversed - flowers may be used to woo the fair, but flowers
>are (started out as being?) beautiful because they indicate healthy
>foraging grounds. So it's by no means certain.
It does back another iteration, flowers evolved to woo bugs. If we
knew nothing else we could deduct that insects must have a sense
of smell and color. Poetic mode on:
Do they have a primitive sense of beauty too? It's odd that two such different types of creatures find the same object so appealing. Poetic mode off.
John K Clark email@example.com