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What makes a cupcake delicious to me?

What makes a cupcake delicious to me? Topic: Come to a conclusion by reasoning
July 20, 2019 / By Modesty
Question: what makes a cupcake delicious to me ? I ask this qeustion becuase I was in a debate with a family member who believes that people( or me in this case) can like or enjoy things simply becuase they do for no particular reason. I disagreed. I asserted that there are series of events that led to me liking the cupcake, like for example, at young age I was fed disgusting cupcakes for lunch everyday by an evil lunch lady and as result led to me developing a taste for cupcakes. He responds "well, what if you never grew up eating cupcakes and came to the conclusion that the cupcakes were delicious the first time you took a bite" Then I responding by saying that there is still a complex series of events that led to me liking the taste of the cupcake even if I never ate cupcakes before. For example, my experience with other sweets paved the way for my mind to consider the cupcake something delicious. I asked him if he liked music. So what kind of music do you like? "All kinds." Like what? Name a genre."Rock Music". Okay, fine. There are a series of events that led to you liking Rock music. A web of thoughts gathered through out your lifetime led you to feel that Rock music is entertaining. He yells " No, I just like it." huh? that doesn't make any sense. Why do you like it? "I like it, becuase I like it. It's that simple. I don't have to have a series of events". (Face palm.) so, what makes a cupcake delicious to me?
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Linette Linette | 3 days ago
I put to you that you are genetically predisposed by evolution to enjoy a cupcake due to the sweetness and calorie density. Our ancestors that found sweet food palatable were more likely to survive than those that didn't find it as tasty.
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Linette Originally Answered: What is the difference between a friand and a muffin/cupcake?
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Kaleigh Kaleigh
some preferences are genetically hardwired, certainly the preference for sugar and buttery fats. some are acquired like chocolate over vanilla sometimes acquired tastes compete antagonistically with hardwired preferences.... I hate coconut because of a bad experience so I wont eat coconut cupcakes even though I love cupcakes. The combinations of factors are both compound and complex. Bear in mind that the abstract neural structure of a "like" or "dislike" is a "weighted neural net" which can be programmed or modified You "simple answer" is a result of one of the most complex of all possible neural functions
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Gytha Gytha
You know how when you throw a rock into a pond, it sinks to the bottom. That rock is like knowledge. It has to 'sink in' for it to be fully and properly understood. It gets deeper, literally and figurativly. The 'rock' that you're talking about here, WHY we like what we like, can be a tough one to understand. And in talking to your friend, you're trying to throw that rock into a puddle on the sidewalk. It just isn't going to sink in. What makes cupcakes delicious to you? You're the only one who can answer that. Its based on YOUR experiences.
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Dixee Dixee
no there is always a reason. you like cupcakes because of the sugar. lol or the colors for me I hate cake. period. it hurts my teeth but i love the sugar.. yumm..
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