Evolutionary Psychology

These last few days, Mayuki has started smiling and laughing as soon as I appear in front of her. She looks really pleased to see me. Hypotheses:

1) My face is weird, and makes her laugh.

2) While mothers can be sure that a baby is theirs, men have the option of doubt. However, the care of both parents is a distinct advantage for the baby. Hence, babies have evolved to use more hyper-cuteness on their fathers than their mothers, to tie them more closely into the family.

3) She really loves her Daddy.

They are in order of plausibility. Ascending or descending, I leave to the reader to decide.

On a completely different topic, one thing from this week’s Guardian Weekly that amused me.

From an article about Donald Trump’s attempt to create a golf course in Scotland. I will quote the entire paragraph, with merely the comment that, if the quote given there is not verbatim, a journalist is going to be in a lot of trouble.

Sorial rebuffed accusations that the Trump team had been arrogant and patronising. “It may be incomprehensible to smaller minds, but we have always set high standards. We presented them with a plan and hoped they could open their minds, but it was too much for them.”