Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Is Music All About Sex? What Do You Think?

A somewhat intriguing article about music showed up in an odd place this past week: The Economist magazine. What do you think? Is music's evolutionary purpose all about sex, including signaling reproductive fitness? Maybe I'm biased, because the man I chose to spend my life with has many talents, of which none involve musical prowess. I think the social bonding and emotional mirroring/regulatory benefits of music (and dancing) are the more essential functionality.

1 comment:

the ice chewer said...

If music is all about sex, how come the pornos I watched in my adolescence were always accompanied by cheep pathetic electronic organ tunes. No. I think that your theory is much more plausible.