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ccw95005's Avatar Jump to comment 29 by ccw95005

When we were becoming homo sapiens, I think hunger was the incentive to find food, thirst was the incentive to drink water, fear was the incentive to fight off predators human and otherwise, and pleasure was the incentive to engage in sexual congress. Artistic incentives are a luxury of the leisure class.

I'm not sure exactly why evolution blessed us with a love of beauty, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't because it kept us from offing ourselves.

Tue, 17 Jul 2012 05:05:29 UTC | #949380