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> Didn't say it did. I said that a picture might include elements that are
> _not_ culturally attractive.
Hmmm, it depends on what you include in culture. Basic genetically
factors like sex and nature are surely to be found in most cultures.
And these "fundamental" things can change. Culture can affect the
most deeplying genetic factors. Compare Rubens Women and supermodels
So, are supermodels more aesthetic than Rubens Women these days
because of changed genes or does the culture dictate which genes are
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