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Ever heard of the quote : " Beauty lies in the eyes of beholder" ?

It is saying how the beauty of something are really subjective and that different people have different opinions on the attractiveness of something. An easy example would be a girl. A certain boy will thought that she is beautiful while another boy will say that she's totally ugly, while maybe another one will see her as an average cutie.

This quote had lasted over centuries and widely used by philosophers and poets and even the public in reasoning the most difficult questions of all time.

"Why do we have crush/fall in love on certain people and not the other?"
"Why do we see that someone is more beautiful or handsome than the other?"
"What is beauty and how can we evaluate it? "

But nowadays, Science discoveries will put the quote to test. A series of researches showed that there really exist a connection between mathematics and the perfect face and the most shocking revelations is that we can actually calculate our attractiveness.Read more to find out about it.

Researchers from Tel-Aviv University has conducted an experiment on the public on how does they choose people who are attractive and what is the value that is used in saying that someone or something is beautiful.

In the study, they surveyed 68 Israeli and German men and women, aged 25 to 40, asking them to rank the beauty of 93 different men’s and women’s faces on a scale of 1 to 7. These scores were then entered into a database and correlated to 250 different measurements and facial features, such as ratios of the nose, chin and distance from ears to eyes. From the results, they created an algorithm based on the subjects preference and built a program called the "Beauty Machine" which aims on changing a frontal photo of a normal person to be more beautiful . Look at the picture below:

Samples of photographs manipulated by TAU's "Beauty Machine." Original photographs in top row; manipulated photographs in bottom row. (Credit: Image courtesy of American Friends of Tel Aviv University)

Now we can see that the pictures at the lower part of the photo which were manipulated by the
Beauty Machine looks more attractive from the original photos. “Beauty can be quantified by mathematical measurements and ratios. It can be defined as average distances between features, which a majority of people agree are the most beautiful,” says Prof. Cohen-Or,the leader of the research team. “I don't claim to know much about beauty. For us, every picture in this research project is just a collection of numbers."

They concluded that beauty depends on ratio. Or in other words,our attraction to another person's body increases if that body is symmetrical and in proportion. Likewise, if a face is in proportion, we are more likely to notice it and find it beautiful.

And in fact, there is a specific ratio which is considered as the perfect ratio of human face or in other word the perfect beautiful face as claimed by the Greeks.This is called the Golden Ratio
which has the value of  1.6...... So,the closer our face proportions are to the Golden Ratio, the more beautiful we are as the people perceive. In fact,if our face ratio summed up to be exactly the Golden Ratio,it will be considered as the perfect face!

The golden ratio are widely used by many artists and architects in their works because they find out that buildings or arts proportioned to this ratio is aesthetically pleasing.Below are two examples of work that used the Golden Ratio.

Now, you may ask how can I measure my own face ratio?
There's a couple of websites that provide the guide to measure it. But,before using it, we , especially Muslims must bear in mind that Allah created us in the most special form, and human itself is special than any other species. Getting a bad ratio does not mean that we are created bad. Every individual person has their own advantages and uniqueness where no other people have. It just has to be discovered.

Now here's a thing to ponder: The proportion of distance between Mecca and North Pole to the distance between Mecca and South Pole is exactly 1.618 which is the golden mean. Moreover, the proportion of the distance between South Pole and Mecca to the distance between both poles is again 1.618. This can be calculated using Google Earth ruler tool features.

Golden Ratio Point of The World?


  1. bez3..tpi ko copy kat mne ni FF?

  2. info amik dari byk website...

    tpi dicompile using my own word.

  3. and you just somehow testing and using your "attractiveness" randomly as i don't know intentionally or not

  4. Very interesting! Great article, thank you :)


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