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> Where culture comes from may not, also,
> have changed at all in that time.
Is it really that important where it came from? I'm more interested
in what evolutionary purpose it has. I mean every other human feature
is explained as to have a function which lets the individual survive
and spread its dna in the end, so why is culture seen different from
that? Is there any scientific proof that it has or has no
> Are supermodels the ultimate in feminine aesthetic at all?
There's no ultimate in aesthetics. Aesthetics differ between
cultures. Fat men are regarded to be sexy in Japan for instance,
while in our culture there are a lot of fat people who just get more
and more fat BECAUSE it's culturally considered to be unaesthetic
while people in Japan don't develop these kind of eating disorders or
> appreciation of women certainly fluctuates, but I'm not at all sure
> supermodels are dropping progeny left and right.
They sure have influence on people. Why do people do diets these
days and would they have done it in Rubens times?
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