Potential Evolutionary Origins of Artistic Sense

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It's true, the Hartung paper is a hypothesis, not a well-supported theory. As a hypothesis, I think it has appealing elements.

This paper develops the alternate idea that art evolved out of sexual selection.
 
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ViewsofMars said:
He has at best a hypothesis not a theory.
I was not intending any strict definition of the word. I apologize for my sloppy parlance.
 
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It's true, the Hartung paper is a hypothesis, not a well-supported theory. As a hypothesis, I think it has appealing elements.

This paper develops the alternate idea that art evolved out of sexual selection.

I'll have to read this new paper but I am not certain that Hartungs hypothesis would necessarily refute one based on sexual selection. It seems that he has only treated a potential root for the aspect of appreciation but not the actual creation of art or why evolution may favour those who create art.
 
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This paper argues that the aesthetic sense evolved as a side effect of our desire to learn about and classify the world.
I finished reading this and ended up liking it a lot. Thanks for posting it.
 
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