Thursday, February 28, 2008

Is Beauty Truth? Nancy sick, so 2 minute book review instead

The core of her book "Survival of the Prettiest" revolves around the theory that beauty does indeed matter. Even flowers in our homes "make us happier". A review in Time simply states that she is "skewering the popular wisdom that beauty is a social construct, this Harvard psychologist
argues that we ogle such features because they radiate the health and fertility our species needs to survive. We need to understand our innate drives, whether it's a desire for fattening foods or any other thing that we know exists and has potential problems, so we tend to temper those inclinations....

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