Login

Join for Free!
118892 members


Cute? gene?

Genetics as it applies to evolution, molecular biology, and medical aspects.

Moderator: BioTeam

Cute? gene?

Postby victor » Thu Jul 14, 2005 1:00 pm

is a 'cute' definition for us is inherited in our gene?? I aske this because all human can define 'cute' and when we compare that, there're not much different...
Q: Why are chemists great for solving problems?
A: They have all the solutions.
User avatar
victor
King Cobra
King Cobra
 
Posts: 2668
Joined: Sat Apr 30, 2005 12:01 pm
Location: Yogyakarta, Indonesia..

Postby mith » Thu Jul 14, 2005 2:06 pm

Cute is what a baby looks like. As social animals we're embedded with a definition of cute to protect and love our offspring.

Look at any disney cartoon, the cutesy characters have huge heads, huge eyes and short stumpy limbs.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
~Niebuhr
User avatar
mith
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
 
Posts: 5345
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:14 pm
Location: Nashville, TN

Postby James » Thu Jul 14, 2005 2:58 pm

Our eyes stay the same size from birth to adulthood. The big eyes of a baby promote our caring instinct, and we percieve them as 'cute', and thus want to look after them.
User avatar
James
King Cobra
King Cobra
 
Posts: 552
Joined: Wed Feb 23, 2005 11:00 pm
Location: England


Postby Waters2 » Fri Jul 15, 2005 9:53 am

So the 'cute' definition is just for our emotion or just a word to describe to protect and love-caring our offsprings.
Waters2
Death Adder
Death Adder
 
Posts: 69
Joined: Thu May 19, 2005 2:36 pm

Postby Dr.Stein » Sat Jul 16, 2005 11:38 am

That's also somewhat an expression of progesterone hormone effect :wink:
Image
User avatar
Dr.Stein
King Cobra
King Cobra
 
Posts: 3501
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2005 7:58 am
Location: 55284 Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Postby MrMistery » Sat Jul 16, 2005 9:16 pm

Very accurate. The babyface is deeply embeded in our genetic information. If you compare a picture of Bill Clinton with the one on the posters when he ran for congress you will see that his features are modified s he will have more of a babyface
"As a biologist, I firmly believe that when you're dead, you're dead. Except for what you live behind in history. That's the only afterlife" - J. Craig Venter
User avatar
MrMistery
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
 
Posts: 6832
Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:18 pm
Location: Romania(small and unimportant country)

Postby mith » Sat Jul 16, 2005 11:01 pm

I'm not sure about this but old people's features seem to regress into child-like features too.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
~Niebuhr
User avatar
mith
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
 
Posts: 5345
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:14 pm
Location: Nashville, TN

Postby Waters2 » Sat Jul 16, 2005 11:56 pm

The old people's features changed to babyface like is to be more attractive for us and embeded in our mind as MrMistery said. Do u want to vote who the old people's feature and also bad health which nearly going to heaven.....to run for the country?(Not said to any specific president or future president here, hehe). Sometimes the attitude of the old people can be said to be cute. I think this is recycle back to their childhood and later on slowly to baby's attitude.
Waters2
Death Adder
Death Adder
 
Posts: 69
Joined: Thu May 19, 2005 2:36 pm

Postby chemistry_freako » Sun Jul 17, 2005 7:47 am

Hmm, yea, and cute is a little subjective at times - some people might not find old people cute, while others who have a different idea of what 'cute' means might think otherwise :D
化学は、最高です

Image
User avatar
chemistry_freako
Coral
Coral
 
Posts: 193
Joined: Wed Jun 08, 2005 3:31 pm
Location: Somewhere between those molecules

cuteee huhuhhhhh

Postby ginny » Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:00 am

Cute :
Cute is a good example of how a shortened form of a word can take on a life of its own, developing a sense that dissociates it from the longer word from which it was derived. Cute was originally a shortened form of acute in the sense "keenly perceptive or discerning, shrewd." In this sense cute is first recorded in a dictionary published in 1731. Probably cute came to be used as a term of approbation for things demonstrating acuteness, and so it went on to develop its own sense of "pretty, fetching," first recorded with reference to "gals" in 1838.

Hope that answered that questioned pretty well. let me know. alright take care bye...
I would like to become a pediactirc doctor. I also want to get into med-school. I attend UCLA.
User avatar
ginny
Garter
Garter
 
Posts: 19
Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2005 7:39 pm
Location: Los Angeles

Postby MrMistery » Tue Jul 19, 2005 6:31 pm

You must be really fun at parties... :D :D
Seriously now, did you know all those things by heart?
"As a biologist, I firmly believe that when you're dead, you're dead. Except for what you live behind in history. That's the only afterlife" - J. Craig Venter
User avatar
MrMistery
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
 
Posts: 6832
Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:18 pm
Location: Romania(small and unimportant country)


Return to Genetics

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest