On Sat, Dec 31, 2011 at 10:29 PM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com>wrote:
> The problem is that the logic of comp doesn't seem to have a reason to > invent a revulsion response associated with increasing fidelity of > simulation If the simulation is good enough for our excellent ability to detect subtle facial cues to kick in (this never happens for the newspaper cartoon Charlie Brown) but is not good enough for the cues to be consistent and make coherent sense then we feel surprised and uncomfortable not knowing what emotional state they are in. And there are sound Evolutionary reasons for revulsion, if someone looks very different from us and from the average of those around us then they may be ill and have bad genes and make a poor mate, they might even be contagious. A beautiful face is one where everything is symmetrical and none of the features are far from average. There have been studies where 10 pictures of people with looks that were judged to be just mediocre were averaged together on a computer and the result is a picture that was judged to be much more beautiful than any one of those 10 pictures. They've even invented a "beauty machine" out of a soulless computer, insert a picture of anyone and press a button, after many many calculations the bloodless machine outputs a picture that is obviously of the same person but is subtly more beautiful or more handsome. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/11/081106122409.htm John K Clark -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.