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Aesthetics: What is beauty? (Earthlings 101, Episode 6)

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Published on Jul 24, 2012

Sixth episode of Earthlings 101, the crash course for alien visitors.

What is beauty?
What is the evolutionary purpose of beauty?
Why are things like landscapes and flowers beautiful?
What about beautiful women and men?
What is pomp?
Is abstract beauty a tool to solve problems?
What is art?
Why are earthlings so crazy about beauty and art?
Is music an imitation of bird songs?
And what has all this to do with lolcats, porn and diet drinks?

Links
- Concept, artwork and text by Martin Kuppe
- Music by OcularNebula (http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/liste...)
- Speech synthesis by Ivona (http://www.ivona.com/en/)

Disclaimer
Please note that most things in these videos are either conclusions based on personal observation of earthlings, or ideas found in earthling literature. Although they seem pretty obvious to me, most of them are still to be scientifically proven. In terms of earthling science, those are hypotheses, not theories or facts.

Full episode text: http://tinyurl.com/E101-EP06

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