A Baby Smiling

Posted on November 13, 2007


What compels us to say: “That is not really a baby smiling.  That is just a mechanism by which genes reproduce themselves.”

“The baby isn’t actually smiling.”  “That is just our human subjectivity.  It isn’t objectively real.”

Do people only smile ‘subjectively’?

What might it mean to say: he didn’t actually smile?

“The whole thing was a deception.”

– So are our genes deceiving us?

(Imagine someone smiling (‘scientifically’) and saying  with a ‘scientific’ chuckle: “Yes, well you could say that.”)

Posted in: Evolution