Reading Material: The Mating Mind

Read here: https://ontherapyaspse.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/geoffrey-miller-the-mating-mind.pdf

I highly recommend this. You won’t see dating the same way again. One of those topics everyone has a passing interest in.

Selection pressures on mate preference in humans. How do we seek novelty?

Wit, intelligence, kindness, and fitness – the sort of things most people wonder about when applying evolution to humans.

vivien leigh wait what surprise beautiful

¬†“If these quirks influenced the sexual choices that shaped the mind’s evolution, then the mind¬†could be viewed as an entertainment system that appeals to the psychological preferences of other minds. Just as some books become best-sellers for their contents rather than their covers, our ancestors attracted mates by displaying interesting minds, not just shapely bodies and resonant voices. Our minds may have evolved as sexual ornaments, but ornamentation is not limited to a superficial appeal to the senses. As far as sexual selection is concerned, creativity can be ornamental. Consciousness itself may be ornamental.” Chapter 5, Ornamental Genius