Thursday, July 14, 2016

Science: Who is the most beautiful? (sutra)

Emily Hodgkin (Mail Online, July 14, 2016); Amber Larson, CC Liu, Wisdom Quarterly
Android, Android in my hand, who is fairest in all the land? (
The symmetry of Amber Heard
Amber Heard [until recently Johnny Depp's wife] has the most beautiful face in the world, according to science -- followed by Kim Kardashian [who has perfect brows] and Kate Moss (who has a perfect forehead).
  • Johnny Depp's estranged [and possibly beaten] wife has the most beautiful face in the world.
  • Kim Kardashian came second according to scientific face mapping.
  • Kate Moss was third and had the perfect forehead.
  • Ancient Greeks claimed there was a "Golden Ratio" [Fibonacci series as the proportions for the most pleasing symmetry] for physical perfection.
Johnny Depp's estranged wife is the most beautiful woman in the world, according to facial mapping.

The Buddha's beauty
Amber Heard's face was found to be 91.85 per cent accurate to the Greek Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi -- which for thousands of years was thought to hold the secret formula of perfection.

Using the theory, computer mapping technology also found that Kim Kardashian had perfect eyebrows, Scarlett Johansson came out on top for her eyes, Rihanna's face shape was deemed the most beautiful, while Emily Ratajkowski's lips and Kate Moss's forehead were also praised. More 

Rihanna, who is of mixed race from Barbados, was in Nice for "terror" attack (IH).
Does science suffer from implicit bias?
  1. Amber Heard 91.85%
  2. Kim Kardashian 91.39%
  3. Kate Moss 91.06%
  4. Emily Ratajkowski 90.8%
  5. Kendall Jenner 90.18%
  6. Helen Mirren 89.93%
  7. Scarlett Johansson 89.82%
  8. Selena Gomez 89.57%
  9. Marilyn Monroe 89.41%
  10. Jennifer Lawrence 89.24
SUTRA: Giving and Gaining Beauty
Ven. Thanissaro (trans) Bhojana Sutta: "A Meal" (AN 5.37) edited by Wisdom Quarterly
Maitreya Future-Buddha statue outside Diskit Monastery, Himalayas (itisemriarticles)
"In giving a meal [dana, a generous act usually in support of a recluse's spiritual exertions as a sannyasin or Buddhist wandering ascetic or monastic], the donor gives five things to the recipient. What are those five?

"One gives life, beauty, happiness, strength, and quick-wittedness. Having given life, one gains a share of long life, either human or divine [when this karma bears fruit opportunistically].

"Having given beauty, one gains a share of beauty, either human or divine. Having given happiness, one gains a share of happiness, either human or divine. Having given strength, one has a share in strength, either human or divine. Having given quick-wittedness, one gains a share of quick-wittedness, either human or divine. In giving a meal, the donor gives these five things to the recipient."

The prudent person giving life, strength, beauty, quick-wittedness -- the wise person, a giver of happiness -- attains happiness. Having given life, strength, beauty, happiness, and quick-wittedness, one gains long life and status wherever one re-arises [is reborn].

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