Wednesday, February 11, 2009
So, lately the subject of beauty has come up a lot. I don't know why but it seems to be following, we even started studying it in psyche class. It's odd... First of all, there is away to define true beauty, it was discovered by Pythagroas, and he says that key to beauty is 1:1.681 or "The Divine Ratio", he said that people who are proportioned closer to the Divine Ratio are usually considered more beautiful.
The whole concept of beauty/attractiveness is very primitive of course it seems reasonable that we favor healthier younger looking people, and we tend to like people with similar faces to those of babies (babies have very proportional faces) big eyes, full lips, but with the facial structure of an adult, cheek bones, defined jaw, etc... We tend to like clearer skin and unconsciously we are taught to associate bad skin or facial deformities to bad people. Hence the reason people use make up. In the end we are constantly advertising our selves for sex, and mating, and finding a partner. Women want men who look like they can protect and raise a family. Men tend to go after women who look fertile, young, and able to bear children, or at least that's the impression I get.
It kind of interesting to thing about... and then it raises the question, Well what about homosexuality?
Is that where personal preference come into play? Or is there still some sort of science behind it... Hmmmm.