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I have always believed of course that evolutionary progress ordinarily occurs because some advantage is accrued by the species. In man, hearing is not our best developed sense, and certainly there are other species in which it is a more significant sense. And yet our brains have somehow 'seen fit' to give us an appreciation of notes and sounds which harmonise in certain ways which we call music. Our brains have not however seen fit to furnish us with better hearing of all sounds - high and low pitched - which would seem to me to have been a more useful evolutionary step than musical appreciation. Why have we evolved an apparently purely aesthetic love of music, rather than a more practical acuteness of hearing, such as is found in many other mammals. (And a second question - why do different human brains respond differently to different music? Why does my brain like old folk music while my friend's brain likes heavy metal?!) Thanks.
Sorry Yamo - don't understand the relevance!