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Response to GreenStormCloud (Reply #42)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:00 PM

68. But beauty is not the purely scientific thing you make it out to be.

It is inherently a subjective measure, and is profoundly influenced by culture, as I have made clear up thread. There are very few aspects of human appearance that are universally, cross-culturally appealing.

In addition, there are different kinds of beauty than those that inspire sexual attraction. A gnarled tree is beautiful. A jagged mountain range is beautiful. A muted, overcast November day can be beautiful. The qualities that we find beautiful in these images; toughness, majesty, and even quiet stoicism, can be beautiful in humans as well.

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