[ExI] IQ and beauty

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Sun Oct 4 12:49:44 UTC 2015

On 4 October 2015 at 13:35, Dan TheBookMan  wrote:
> On Oct 4, 2558 BE, at 12:09 AM, Rafal Smigrodzki 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.

I doubt that sex selection has much to do with it.
In case you haven't noticed, males are not noted for being very
selective re sex. They are hormone driven to have sex with almost
anyone or anything or just themselves.  :)

Until recently women had to be more selective, as they got landed with
the consequences of sex.


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