Tuesday, 12 January 2016


Though I am not sure why the source website has nominated Borg Seven-of-Nine to represent the ideal of humanoid attractiveness, but I thought I’d repeat the gesture (maybe there is some joke that I am too dense to get or perhaps we are berthing an old meme ourselves), I found this rather detailed research (peer-reviewed apparently by the US National Institutes of Health) study that demonstrates that chickens recognise and register their appreciation of beauty pretty interesting, in so far as it suggests that it’s more than skin deep and is embedded in our nervous composition.
The study looks to date from 2002 but in an age where we readily submit our looks and esteem to computer algorithms or the hive mind (resistance is futile) for judgment, it might be a subject worth revisiting. What do you think?