The science behind cute, sexy, sweet and funny – an evolutionary riddle

Why are babies cute? Why is cake sweet? Philosopher Dan Dennett has answers you wouldn’t expect, as he shares evolution’s counterintuitive reasoning on cute, sweet and sexy things. For a topping, try his new theory on why jokes are funny.

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3 Responses to The science behind cute, sexy, sweet and funny – an evolutionary riddle

  1. Once again, we have TED video of a man full of his own self-importance. Besides the odious nature of his delivery. He wasted much of his time insulting deists rather than supporting his premise.

    Yes, evolution was the process that created humankind. No, that process was not a random occurrence.