Beauty is beauty. We are human. We have eyes. Our eyes our rigged to our entire nervous system. That’s a system, and I’d certainly agree that that system is deeply rooted and preceding all others. But I don’t think Franke-Ruta is talking about the nervous system that tracks through our animal bodies and that we would never wish to eradicate or even numb. We are alive, sensual beings. The visual experience is real and vivid and fundamental.