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Can you imagine what our cave people ancestors were thinking as they relaxed by the side of a fire and enjoyed a beautiful sunset? If you think that we've only learned to appreciate beauty more recently, think again. We are celebrating Darwin's bicentennial year with author Denis Dutton and his book The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure, and Human Evolution which explores the evolutionary role of aesthetic appreciation.
- Denis Dutton, founder and editor of the hugely popular Web site Arts & Letters Daily, author of The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure, and Human Evolution