Saturday, December 16, 2017

Symmetric people

I think Ancient Greeks, as seen through their representations in stone and bronze sculpture (other materials didn't survive), were more beautiful and symmetric than the people I meet on the street.

Fluctuating asymmetry is of course a measure of health and intelligence, so humanity is less perfect today that then. The Woodley Effect, as measured by fluctuating asymmetry, shows over 160 years (6.4 generations) 0.16 IQ points drop/decade.

Pic.: Zeus

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