Darwin and adornment

There is massive contemporary interest in Darwin and ethics.   I have finished the book I mentioned a few posts back (http://www.ethicsoffashion.com/courting-birds-huizinga-right/). ┬áThe author’s argument is that evolution develops along two fronts, and one of these is aesthetic. Though Darwin himself argued this, contemporary Darwinism does not agree.   It is scientific orthodoxy that biological…