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Hi salice -
>Hmmm, it depends on what you include in culture. Basic genetically
>factors like sex and nature are surely to be found in most cultures.
It does indeed depend what one includes. I only include human artifact,
personally, while I see proto-cultural developments in many areas, like
spiders' webs and birdsong and primate groups. Otherwise, it all gets too
general. Sex, while found in all sexual creatures, is most certainly not
a requirement of a culture. It's not even required for life. It has been
selected for by evolution.
>And these "fundamental" things can change.
The human animal itself has not changed in over 50,000 years, and many
would say that's short-sighted. Where culture comes from may not, also,
have changed at all in that time. Like a tree, culture is seen as the
leaves and the seasonal variations, but it all came from one seed, which
is no longer known but remains.
>So, are supermodels more aesthetic than Rubens Women these days
>because of changed genes or does the culture dictate which genes are
Are supermodels the ultimate in feminine aesthetic at all? Cultural
appreciation of women certainly fluctuates, but I'm not at all sure
supermodels are dropping progeny left and right.
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