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    Mind Trapped By: The Beauty of nature

    Some of you may be aware that I do construction work. I do my fair share of remodeling as well. Sometimes we get to a house that may be a hundred years old, and you come across some pretty horrendous color schemes. You may find an all blue or green bathroom, with blue tub, sink wall tile. etc. Everything just some off color blue. The craftsmanship can be fine, but there are just some rooms that you would have a hard time living with if you were forced to live or grow up in that house.

    So this prompted a thought. Why do People think that nature is beautiful? This is really a two fold question to the naturalist. First, as colors could have been any particular way. (IE there is no reason our brains could not have evolved to see yellow as blue, or any number of arrangements... see color blind). Why are the colors so proportioned as to be beautiful to us? Second, because beauty is in the eye of the beholder, why don't we find people that absolutely hate the colors of the room that they grow up in (IE the world)? Why is it that everybody finds a sunset pleasant, and no one seems to be of the opinion that the sky is just the most dreadful color scheming they could imagine, they wish they could just take it down and build a new one. You know like the visceral reaction a person gets when they come across an ugly room?

    To serve man.



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