[ExI] IQ and beauty
danust2012 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 4 12:35:38 UTC 2015
On Oct 4, 2558 BE, at 12:09 AM, Rafal Smigrodzki <rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, Oct 3, 2015 at 1:33 PM, John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Why hasn't Evolution insured that everybody is beautiful? I can think of 2 reasons and they both involve sex:
> ### Seeing everybody as beautiful means you are unable to look at potential mates and rank them according to their fitness. Such failure is likely to be costly for your own fitness, which explains why evolution weeded out beauty-blind men and power-blind women.
I believe John meant not that somehow the processes should've weeded out beauty detection or discrimination mechanisms, but that it should've weeded out any differences in beauty -- but for the two "reasons" he offers.
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