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No, they don't happen by accident.
I have always enjoyed watching David Attenborough as he explains how that beauty is practical and useful to that which displays beauty.
I seem to find beauty in many natural things. I spent 30 minutes yesterday watching a spider perform her magic.
It's a wonderful world!
David Attenborough is ace. When I was a kid my dad got me into him, and my love affair with nature began. My dad passed away in 2007, but whenever Attenborough is on the TV, it makes me smile. I think of my dad and what he introduced me to.
One of the world's great men, his shows are brilliantly done, no doubt everyone has to work to a very high standard to ensure that Sir David's standards are met.
Attenborough had a great eye for beauty in nature.
Absolutely, and often with dry wit. I really respect him and love what he produces. He seems to have this ability to present so much more than the facts, an insight. A different way of looking at nature. it's as if he's showing you what was always obvious but until you saw it through his eyes, you kind of missed it.
Or, it could be a cosmic joke. Maybe it's ugly and you were made to think it's pretty. Maybe it's just a level of a grand comedy.
He's kind of cute in his own unique little way.
I'm sure he or she is beautiful to other turtles...
Yes they don't. They always are. It is how we appreciate it.
Beauty is subjective to each person's individual perception. If you find beauty in everything then you find beauty in everything. There's no reason "WHY" about it. That means, there's no need for an explanation.
Beauty is indeed subjective. However, do you not find the natural world and universe beautiful? Have you ever met anyone who does not see the beauty in a landscape, a sunset, a flower, a fluffy kitten, a constellation? Don't you think it rather a bizarre coincidence that we as humans see beauty in all these things. Is there anything that is actually ugly? (ok deep sea fish don't float my boat, an exception perhaps)
What do I have to do with it? Whether or not I do still doesn't change the fact that there's no need for an explanation.
Again, this still doesn't change anything with regards that there's no need for an explanation. It just shows that you're looking for an explanation for something that doesn't need to be explained.
Coincidence? Again, it's based on an individual's perception.
Yes, otherwise the word wouldn't actually exist.
I think it would be as beautiful, if it was all ugly. If that's what you know, you find the beauty in it.
I read an article once. They made a composite drawing of a caucasian man and woman. They took the average nose, cheek structure, browline, etc for each. What they ended up with were two gorgeous people. We find beauty in the most commonplace because we find comfort in the things we see the most. We love the world we live in.
Much of nature is beautiful to the eye. However, as has been said, it is subjective. Whilst a lot of people will find a kitten beautiful, fewer will find a snake, spider, or maggot beautiful, yet these are as much a part of nature.
Perhaps if we had grown up on a planet, where the sky was purple and the grass pink, it would not seem alien, but beautiful.
Of course the purple sky would be beautiful. People live on the high crags in Tibet. Always cold, often snow covered with ribbons of snow being blown about violently. Just a little higher there aren't even trees.
Frigid, very few animals, no vegetation, a rocky snow covered wilderness - ugly. Except to those that live there.
The same reasoning will apply to the Sahara. To the jungles of the Amazon where everything is out to bite you and it is choked in vegetation.
"Why is everything so beautiful?"
Because you have high serotonin levels. That's a good thing.
Absolutely, high serotonin levels can happen naturally.
True, but I wish it were true for everyone. I have known about seratonin uptake as well as the very motivational properties of dopamine uptake for some years now, but still have no idea how to help one of my friends who has little uptake of either, resulting in deep depression followed by bursts that make him manic.
We should be discussing ways to get more research money for brain chemistry development rather than who has the real invisible friend.
Yes, that wasn't aimed at anyone . I know it's a problem, but there are medications that supposedly correct the balance. Albeit, I don't know how effective they are. I'm thinking about a man I worked with years ago, he had a learning disability (horrible terminology) and was also a manic depressive.
I understand it was not directed at anyone.
My friend is trying out a new medicine today, but will need to continue using lithium to be able to function at all.
It seems we have a long way to go before we get past the slow acting mood flattening MAO and SSRI drugs that don't help at all with access to the right brain chemistry, they simply store and release what is already there, and if that is minimal then the results of these drugs seem to be ineffective.
Well, I wish him the best Earnest and I hope we make some real advancements in this area.
He is clever and a well known actor. I have known him for 24 years. One of the most decent people I know. It is a great shame we don't have better drugs.
Thank you for your kind comment.
Isn't beauty in the eye of the beholder?
Not everything is beautiful to everyone...but I agree that most of nature is beautiful as I am a nature photographer..
Beautiful, all right, OutWest. Of course, the similarity is only a coincidence. The processes which resulted in these shapes are completely different. Tidal distortion from gravity and collision in the first, biological growth determined by DNA patter in the second.
God set the laws and nature merely follows them.
@Disappearinghead, beautiful! There are so many intricate patterns all stemming from natural law.
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