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Author Topic:   How Evolution changed humans’ appearance
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Message 7 of 45 (710328)
11-04-2013 4:10 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by WJK
11-03-2013 12:59 AM

If we accept that in Miss World’s earlier generations humans recognised beauty levels in each other, then the above hypothesis may be reasonable, with mate selection being a strong driving force. I wonder if recent scientific research throws any light on the hypothesis.
Check out this.

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Message 44 of 45 (710683)
11-08-2013 7:25 PM
Reply to: Message 43 by RAZD
11-08-2013 5:07 PM

This demonstrates (to me) that the perceived "ideal" beauty is outside the available genotypes, and this demonstrates (to me) that we are seeing Fisherian Runaway Sexual Selection. Note that both sexes are involved with pursuing this perceived "ideal" -- men, by finding the women attractive, and women, by altering their appearance to be closer to this "ideal" ...
Perhaps beauty isn't defined in terms of some 'ideal', but rather in terms of the relation of various characteristics.

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