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Re: Children less likely to trust ugly people

#21  Postby archibald » Nov 30, 2016 11:44 am

And what about non-visual judgements?

"Borrowing sweaty undershirts from a variety of men, Thornhill offered the shirts to the noses of women, asking for their impressions of the scents. Hands down, the women found the scent of a symmetrical man to be more attractive and desirable, especially if the woman was menstruating."

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Re: Children less likely to trust ugly people

#22  Postby archibald » Nov 30, 2016 11:56 am

My theory: by and large, we and other animals have evolved to respond positively to those things which are most likely to ensure our survival and ultimately the survival of our genes.

So if a face or any other feature, visual or otherwise, says 'I am likely to feed you' or 'I am likely to be able to help create (and look after) healthy, successful offspring', the rest is commentary. :)

ETA: In some ways, it's a bit like what we do when we pick among the vegetables in the supermarket. That's not a euphemism for online dating.
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#23  Postby chairman bill » Nov 30, 2016 12:00 pm

archibald wrote:
chairman bill wrote:On the plus side, animals don't give a shit.


First, this suggests you don't think you're a member of the animal kingdom.
Only if choose to ignore the colloquial use of 'animals' as referring to non-human species, and you're not that stupid, so I conclude that you're just being pedantic. You're forgiven, BTW :-)

Second, google 'mating preferences and visual cues'
Dogs & cats don't generally want to mate with me, but they are happy to be friendly & trusting without worrying that I'm an ugly old bastard.

and third, apparently...

fig-1-chickens.png

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Re: Children less likely to trust ugly people

#24  Postby archibald » Nov 30, 2016 12:04 pm

chairman bill wrote:.... I conclude that you're just being pedantic.


I try to be humbly pedantic and avoid the 'hoomans is spechul' pitfall as often as possible. It's a slippery slope from there to believing in god, even though there may be such a thing, colloquially-speaking. :)

chairman bill wrote:Dogs & cats don't generally want to mate with me...

Are you sure? Being (I presume) a man, you may not be good at reading their visual cues.
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#25  Postby chairman bill » Nov 30, 2016 12:43 pm

archibald wrote:Are you sure? Being (I presume) a man, you may not be good at reading their visual cues.


I'm actually much better at reading their cues than I am humans. I need a woman to say "Take me big boy, I'm yours" before I twig that she might have awful taste in men & actually wants to shag me.
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Re: Children less likely to trust ugly people

#26  Postby archibald » Nov 30, 2016 9:10 pm

chairman bill wrote:I need a woman to say "Take me big boy, I'm yours".....


I get that a lot, even after 30 years of marriage.

Unfortunately, nowadays, it usually refers to a trip to Marks & Spencer's.
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#27  Postby tuco » Nov 30, 2016 10:47 pm

Colloquial lol you can do better chairman bill, its alright to fuck up. No need to be like the others.

Anyway, the reason to believe that non-human animals do not care how humans look like is? Because from what I know they surely care how other animals looks like. Oh but that was not the argument. The argument was?
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