The Rev beat me to it.

Thankfully whilst we can perhaps agree on some standard measurements, the perception of beauty relies solely on the individual reaction of the beholder. It is not a measurable theory as there is no science in it. The non-symmetry of a scene or face may appeal as beautiful to one person but not another. Thank goodness for this! We need to retain our independent judgement even at a time when advertisers and media planners think they know what appeals as a result of 'fake' science. We cannot measure beauty-- only averages.

This subject in my opinion is a topic way beyond the reach of a science forum-- and probably out of place on NQS. It is more at home in SF and Fantasy.


Edited by Ellis (07/31/09 01:29 AM)
Edit Reason: Too many ts and not enough 'm's in symmetry