There is evidence that perceptions of beauty are evolutionary determined, that things, aspects of people and landscapes considered beautiful are typically found in situations likely to give enhanced survival of the perceiving human genes. <br> They also include less tangible advantages such as a confidence (not always warranted) that the system will be forgiving of your and your children mistakes, that your bad habits will not be seen as racial flaws, that portrayals of your race in the media and in history books will be mostly positive.