Singles – when you go out in search of the perfect partner do you take a measuring tape with you? Perhaps you should because perfection is a collection of optimal measurements. So say scientists in the UK, as reported by The Daily Mail and shared by The Huffington Post. Britain’s Florence Colgate is said to have the perfect face, based on the following stats:
“A woman’s face is said to be most attractive when the space between her pupils is just under half the width of her face from ear to ear. Experts also believe the relative distance between eyes and mouth should be just over a third of the measurement from hairline to chin.”
Is Ms. Colgate pretty? Yes. But the most beautiful in the world? I don’t think so, but then again I also didn’t see Sandra Brick as a heart-stopping beauty, which is what she believes she is as noted in Dave Swindle’s post “Women Hate Me Because I’m Beautiful.”
Perhaps perfection differs from culture to culture. Japanese inventor Le Trung built the perfect woman. According to Lee, some of the qualities that make his robot perfect is she is always happy to clean his house or fetch him a drink (his address is available to any feminists reading this who are interested in ‘speaking’ with him on his qualifiers.)
What is perfection anyway, and is it desirable? Isn’t a mole considered to be an imperfection? Yet, isn’t it that same mole, when placed just to the left of and above Cindy Crawford’s upper lip, part of what contributes to her beauty?
Isn’t identifying perfection simply a matter of pointing out imperfections? And who among us is without blemish and therefore qualified to cast that first stone? Not I.
Perfection is not a combination of math and science it is a matter of opinion. Beauty is, as the saying goes, in the eye of the beholder. Otherwise there’s just no explaining Yoko.