Simon of the Playa wrote:why do we seek out those we sub-consciously perceive to "smell right" and avoid those that dont?
Countess wrote:We are actually very stinky apes. Other animals have a stronger sense of smell, but since we don't have this skill, we produce a lot of odor so that we can communicate information through olfaction.
Finnegan wrote:Are we really that hard-wired? I guess I could see that might be the case. The hindbrain knows best, after all.
Igneouss wrote:ugly Dougly: you went extinct. Genetic evidence is fairly compelling. Sorry to be the one to inform you.
Ugly Dougly wrote:Igneouss wrote:ugly Dougly: you went extinct. Genetic evidence is fairly compelling. Sorry to be the one to inform you.
I sure don't feel extinct. Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
EB wrote:Great stuff, Countess.
Any book recommendations for the lay person in re: stinky t-shirt-like studies? If not, you should consider writing one -- your examples and prose really sing and I, for one, love when this stuff is boiled down into real world scenarios (i.e. don't chose a mate while you're on hormonal birth control.)
Basically, anyone with any part red hair genes had a Neanderthal great great^400 grandmother with the mental age of a 2 1/2 year old who was raped by the respective great X grandfather who happened to be an early effort at a homo sapien.
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