here is the DOI link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2007.09.054
It is possible that attractiveness is hereditable across the animal kingdom, Hosken said. "It could even be the case in humans that the sexiest dads also have the most desirable sons, which would probably be bad news for my boy," he quipped. Still, attractiveness may not always prove hereditary in insects and other animals.
I was wondering if the above holds good for the entire animal kingdom. For the time being, let us suppose that this hypothesis hold good in the case of humans...
even so I think "attractiveness" might be different for different ethnic groups... cultural classes etc...
I was wondering who would be more attractive to a person of Japanese origin if he were to choose between the prettiest blond and the prettiest Japanese lady.
I suppose beauty is to some extend is in the eye of the beholder
check this article that appeared in the the Journal Nature long back titled: Is beauty in the eye of the beholder?
So I suppose... the mate choice would be a complex interplay of beauty of the person who is giving out signal and a matching filter at the receivers end that would let the receiver perceive this signal and respond positively (appreciate).
What do you say esphere...
Nice post dude. If I could, I would have given you two karma points instead of one (should wait for few hours more to add one more point )