Lemme talk for a sec about Evolutionary psych, what it is, what it ISN'T and why most of the people publishing and discussing it are full of shit.
40 urban, US university students & 40 university students from rural China.
All but one of the infant cuteness factors thought to be ingrained in our evolution showed significant cultural impact.
Not in china where male babies often have their hair shaved.
"Babies with high, minimal eyebrows are cuter!"
Not when male babies are more culturally desirable than female ones. Then you want low, manly eyebrow babies.
My results prompted me to look at the literature again.
Throw 6 different brains in 6 different bodies at it, and now we have a shot at coming up with something.
Our species survives because we're all behaving differently, so very little can knock out a whole community.
We're supposed to prefer different things, behave differently, think differently. It's a feature, not a bug.
That doesn't mean we get to run around killing willie-nilly. We set that impulse aside in favor of other, equally legitimate but more community living appropriate instincts.
We can choose to make certain behaviors non-rewarding in our current environment. We are not passive variables of evolution. We are part of it.
And will probably do horrible things to my mentions.
If you wanna read book 1 of the series that led me down the rabbit-hole of eugenics research, it's over here: amazon.com/dp/197839781X/…