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Deep in the back of your mind, you’ve always had the feeling that there’s something strange about reality. There is. Join Robert, Joe and Christian as they examine neurological quandaries, cosmic mysteries, evolutionary marvels and our transhuman future on Stuff To Blow Your Mind, a podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Beauty and the Beholder

August 13th, 2013

Episode 405 of 763 episodes

Is beauty intrinsic or merely contextual? Is it in the eye of the beholder or part-and-parcel to our evolution? And just why are a plate of spaghetti, an infant and a Georgia O’Keeffe painting all considered beautiful? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Julie consider the philosophy and evolutionary biology of beauty.