beauty and the beast: what's the evolutionary psychology's reason for men preferring beautiful women?
saw a tweet on Chinese weibo, saying that the worst is for you (men) to worry about your looks, because, women don't care. They care about your ability, personality, your commitment to her.
true enough. (is this critically true? well, i think so, but not gonna worry about that now) What got me thinking, is what's the reason that men care about women's looks, but in particular, she be beautiful, not just young.
men like young, and that's because only young ones have more chance of reproduction. But why beautiful? well, youth ＆ beauty are connected, but, the thing is, say there are 5 college teens walking on a street, and say one has the looks of models, but the others are homely. The most beautiful one will be our focus. What's the evolutionary psychology's explanation for this?
O, btw, have you heard of “beauty and the beast”? It's a perennial tale, in fairy tales, folk lores, or today, in movies, novels, posters, comics. (⁖ phamtom of the opera) Male, can be extremely ugly, even a monster, and there can be love between him and a most beautiful girl. However, you never hear a story of a hero loving a ugly or old woman. This reflects our behavior.
when you follow porn stars (⁖ on twitter), a sector of walks of life, you get to know their lives. They are, made of meat, like you and me, not from what movies or feminism or academic f��ks want you to believe
and, one thing you learn about porn stars is that every month or so, they have to do HIV test. Like, they post photo of gauze on their arm that's after the blood test. Ugh. All profession has its pains.
The Red Queen's Hypothesis, also referred to as Red Queen, Red Queen's race or Red Queen Effect, is an evolutionary hypothesis. The term is taken from the Red Queen's race in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass. The Red Queen said, “It takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place.” The Red Queen Principle can be stated thus:
In reference to an evolutionary system, continuing adaptation is needed in order for a species to maintain its relative fitness amongst the systems being co-evolved with.
The hypothesis is intended to explain two different phenomena: the advantage of sexual reproduction at the level of individuals, and the constant evolutionary arms race between competing species. In the first (microevolutionary) version, by making every individual an experiment when mixing mother's and father's genes, sexual reproduction may allow a species to evolve quickly just to hold onto the ecological niche that it already occupies in the ecosystem. In the second (macroevolutionary) version, the probability of extinction for groups (usually families) of organisms is hypothesized to be constant within the group and random among groups. Its counterpart is the Court Jester Hypothesis, which proposes that macroevolution is driven mostly by abiotic events and forces.
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