Why is it that we, as a culture, find babies so absolutely adorable? This often extends to things like puppies, kittens, and other furry little balls of youth. That’s what the SciShow has tackled with their most recent video. The origins of cute, as broken down in the video, basically comes down to the fact that we, as a species, are required to look after our babies. By evolving to consider a baby’s collective traits to be ridiculously cute, we then are less likely to just drop them off on their own whenever we feel like. Not that this doesn’t happen, of course, but it’s not like it’s a regular occurrence.
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