Friday, December 07, 2007

Crawling towards bio-photogenics...

Is physical beauty an end or an accident? In other words, do our genes aspire to pulchritude or is that anthropomorphic thinking? Does our DNA follow a hierarchical structure wherein extreme beauty is a fixed, predestined alignment of nucleotides, like three bars on a slot machine, or is it just a random configuration that, inadvertently, has huge ramifications in our society? This line of questioning will inevitably paint one into the intelligent design vs. evolution corner. Messy. Beauty seems to be desirable, a hot commodity on the brutal ladder of self-distinction... But is there a biological reason for the hotties among us to attract so much attention? Is our species destined to photograph well too (see yesterday's entry)?


Blogger kissyface said...

perhaps put your hands on a copy of Survival of the Prettiest, might be illuminating.

6:49 PM  

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