Well, I think the main problem is the variations in defining "beauty" (Actually, it's not a problem at all; it's beautiful that it does
vary). Every single post here suffers from semantics when we refer to this idea. Though we seem to all perceive, and assuredly assume, that when another says "beauty" they mean the same as us, they most likely do not. The mere fact that that baby picture, the dark man posted, and a supermodel can all be a connotation for this same word "beauty", means something. It seems clear to me that our perception of beauty is defined by our particular emotional stimuli - to be frank, it depends how we feel. To me, none of the photos posted I perceived as beautiful, but I can understand how they may be. I just do not feel the beauty within them.
I did want to inquire further concerning the idea of symmetry being tied into physical attractiveness (again, not necessarily synonymous with beauty). If a woman isn't completely symmetrical, to me, this does not seem to be a deterrence. For example, if the woman's ears, breasts, or arms are slightly disproportionate, it does not seem to affect my judgment of attractiveness. Now, I'm sure there are a multitude of reasons why I would think one woman is more attractive over another physically, but symmetry doesn't seem to be at the forefront. Am I the only one that feels this way, and how common is this idea of symmetric attractiveness?