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Exploring the Evolution of Human Mate Preference

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Science  29 Nov 2013:
Vol. 342, Issue 6162, pp. 1060-1061
DOI: 10.1126/science.1230005

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  • RE: Exploring the Evolution of Human Mate Preference
    • Usman Iqbal, Assistant Professor, Global Health & Development Department, College of Public Health, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    • Other Contributors:
      • Daniel Clinciu, Assistant Professor, International College, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan
      • Wen-Shan Jian, Professor, School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University
      • Yu-Chuan (Jack) Li, Distinguished Professor and Dean, College of Medical Science and Technology, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan

    It was interesting to read Valerie Foster essay on “Exploring the Evolution
    of Human Mate Preference” published on 29 November 2013. This topic is
    really interesting and needs different approaches and further research.
    However there is one important aspect that comes to mind when dealing with
    this topic. Currently, same sex behavior and relationships has been part of
    intensive research yet it was omitted or not considered in the research
    module presented(1). Secondly, it is not necessary that in every class,
    students think about class related work. The best assumption is it varies
    from subject to subject. For e.g., in biology related courses where students
    are exposed more to the thought of human anatomy, physiology, and
    reproduction there might be a higher influence in regards to thinking about
    sex(2). But how about a statistics course or mathematics? Thus, we assume
    thinking about sex may be affected by the type of subject or course being
    discussed as well and not just day dreaming or a state of mind.
    Some countries separates boys and girls at given age or level of education;
    sometimes taught together but separated by a curtain(3). Sometimes traits
    like voices or even body odor or cologne and so on, off course it does
    matters to think about sex partners by being attracted through can’t see
    each physically. But the question remain unanswered is regarding

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    Competing Interests: None declared.

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