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Re: Megapode cuteness factor?

On Mon, 1 Aug 2005, Aidan Karley wrote:
> --- David Peters <davidrpeters@earthlink.net> wrote:
> [...]
> > Are they born cute? 
>    Cuteness is very much in the eye of the beholder. As anyone who's

Well, it's in the eye of the parents, AND other adults, whatever the
species. Consider puppies, they can do things that are forgiven or
overlooked by other adults, but such behavior in adult would be
"corrected". The juvenile/infantile appearance trigger a response in
adults. Puberty marks the division where this all changes.

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