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 +"[[Sex and Evolution |Williams (1975)]], in fact, remarks that [[Ageing|age]] probably is the most important determinant of [[human female attractiveness]]. ”"--''[[The Evolution of Human Sexuality]]'' (1979), p. 188
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-'''Shapeshifting''' is a common theme in [[mythology]] and [[folklore]], as well as in [[science fiction]] and [[fantasy]]. In its broadest sense, it is a change in the physical form or shape of a person or animal. Other terms include '''metamorphosis''', '''morphing''', '''transformation''', or '''transmogrification'''. 
-There is no settled agreement on the terminology. Still, the most common usages are:+#The process of becoming older or more [[mature]].
-*''shapeshifting'' indicates changes that are temporary +#The [[deliberate]] act of making something (such as an [[antique]]) appear older than it is.
-*''metamorphosis'' indicates changes that are lasting +==See also==
-*''transformation'' indicates changes that are externally imposed + 
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 +*[[Ageing brain]]
 +*[[Ageing of Europe]]
 +*[[Biological immortality]]
 +*[[Life expectancy]]
 +*[[List of life extension-related topics]]
 +*[[Memory and ageing]]
 +*[[Population ageing]]
 +*[[Three ages of woman ]]
-Shapeshifting is distinguished from natural processes such as [[aging]] or [[metamorphosis]] (despite shared use of the term), the body contortions of animals such as the [[Mimic Octopus]], and [[illusions|illusory]] changes. Instead, shapeshifting involves physical changes such as alterations of age, [[gender]], [[race]], or general appearance or changes between [[human]] form and that of an [[animal]], [[plant]], or inanimate object.+</div>
-==See also ==+
-*[[Resizing (in fiction)]] +
-*[[Self reconfigurable]] +
-*[[Metamorphosis (biology)]]+
-*[[Werewolves in fiction]] +
-*[[Animal transformation fantasy]]+
-*[[List of comic book superpowers#Shapeshifting|Shapeshifting as a comic book superpower]]+
-* [[Soul eater (folklore)]]+
-*[[Transformation Fetish]]+
-*[[Mimic Octopus]]+
-== See also == 
-*[[Body swap]] 
-*[[Body horror]] 
-*''[[Tetsuo: The Iron Man]]'' 
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"Williams (1975), in fact, remarks that age probably is the most important determinant of human female attractiveness. ”"--The Evolution of Human Sexuality (1979), p. 188

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  1. The process of becoming older or more mature.
  2. The deliberate act of making something (such as an antique) appear older than it is.

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