What's the Evolutionary Benefit of Appreciating Beauty? - lehcarn64

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One thing that separates humans from animals is our ability to appreciate beauty. You can theoretically train a monkey to physically do anything a human can, but a chimp can't look at a sunset or a painting and recognize its beauty. Is there some evolutionary benefit to this? I read once it could be remnants of our desire to be in open spaces so that we can better see approaching danger. Or maybe our creator was feeling boastful and wanted us to admire his work.

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