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The phrase “take it at face value” adequately describes physiognomy. Indeed, what is the value of a face, especially the permanent features on a human? Can we examine a person’s facial appearance and learn about that person’s character and future? In physiognomy, we can predict the human character and destiny with its face features or body structure. Due to this reason, we sometimes call it ‘Face reading’ rather than physiognomy. For instance, if we meet someone for the first time, we might evaluate their first looks. It shows that the physiognomy has been influenced to us deeply. Physiognomy which already occupies our lives is of great antiquity. There is evidence in the earliest classical literature, including Homer and Hippocrates. That physiognomy formed part of the most ancient practical philosophy. Over time, the development of science makes people not believe the knowledge based on unscientific grounds. People want to explain everything in scientific rules. Science also enhance the accuracy of information. This trends form the society that doesn’t want to trust anything witho…
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