How Evolution Gave Us an Eye for Design
Our world is flooded by visual content—ads, social media feeds and online videos dominate a large portion of what we view daily.
But, with all that we observe, we rarely stop to marvel at the mechanism through which we appreciate the world around us: our eyes. Why do we “see”? How did such a remarkable structure come to be? And, why are we so drawn to aesthetics?
Many have asked these questions, but few have provided answers more elegant, or persuasive, than Charles Darwin. From the evolutionary perspective, the human eye is no more than the latest interpretation of an advantageous biological blunder.