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Old 22nd November 2018, 09:31 PM   #121
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Originally Posted by baron View Post
...or because Volvos are reliable family cars.
So not genetic, then.


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I think you'll find only a minority of Mexicans drive purple low riders with flame decals despite what we see on the TV. And yes, of course their genes will have an influence on their perception of colour.
It's not a question of driving them it's a question of being attracted to, due to genetic predisposition. Have you polled all your Mexican friends? They may all want purple cars but just can't afford them. I mean, it's genetic, right? And thus far, we have only your assertion that that's true.

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Possibly, I said there was a connection, not that it is entirely determined.
Well, we can connect dots to Kevin Bacon, I'm sure but all you have to show here is that there's empirical proof, of any sort, that color preferences are genetic. Look at dichromat vs trichromat selection. The dichromat will lean to yellows and greenish yellows. Perhaps that accounts for the low percentage of yellow cars on the road? But the trichromat (the vast majority of the population) has an overwhelming preference for blues and there just ain't that many blue cars out there. And those are biological knowns.... proven. Dichromats and Trichromats exist, and the cause is, I'm pretty sure, genetic.

In short... no, I don't think your genetics play much of a role in your preference for car color or colour, nor whether you like pinstripes or windowpane checks. It's cultural.

Colors are tied to the emotions and emotions are tied to your environment and culture. The American girl who swoons when you send her a dozen beautiful and expensive white roses is not indicating a genetic preference. She's learned that their is a physical and emotional status attached to them. Plop that same girl down at six months old and raise her in Beijing and I bet your relationship wouldn't survive the dozen white roses.
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Old 22nd November 2018, 10:36 PM   #122
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Colour perception is necessarily related to the genes, but the question is whether or not variations in colour perception are genetic. That is much less clear.
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Old 23rd November 2018, 12:07 AM   #123
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Originally Posted by Roboramma View Post
Colour perception is necessarily related to the genes, but the question is whether or not variations in colour perception are genetic. That is much less clear.
Sure, but that's a separate issue from color preference.
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Sure, but that's a separate issue from color preference.
Sure, but I colour perception likely impacts on colour perception, and further the same thing could be said about colour preference as I said about colour perception.

That is, while colour preference certainly depends on genetics in some sense, if there is no variation in the important genes then there won't actually be any variation between individual's colour preferences that is genetic in nature.
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