The limits imposed by culture: Are symmetry preferences evidence of a recent reproductive strategy or a common primate inheritance?
Lea, Stephen E.G.
University of Exeter (Stephen Lea)
Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Cambridge University Press
Women's preference for symmetrical men need not have evolved as part of a good gene sexual selection (GGSS) reproductive strategy employed during recent human evolutionary history. It may be a remnant of the reproductive strategy of a perhaps promiscuous species which existed prior to the divergence of the human line from that of the bonobo and chimp.
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Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 23(4), pp. 618-619, August 2000.