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LukeMorrison
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theta_pinch
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Love is something more than biological

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Started: 12/4/2013 Category: Society
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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LukeMorrison

Pro

When you love someone, is it more than most different hormones in your body telling you that you feel affection for this person or does it run deeper than biological explantions; is love soul deep? In addition to this, if you love someone, but you know that they are already content with their life and are already in a stable relationship then surely if you truly love them you should let them go and not encumber them with the weight of your love, which they cannot or will not return?
theta_pinch

Con

Love is not something more than biological. "is love soul deep" Can you prove this?
"In addition to this, if you love someone, but you know that they are already content with their life and are already in a stable relationship then surely if you truly love them you should let them go and not encumber them with the weight of your love, which they cannot or will not return?"
Hormones are the reason for certain instincts; humans have evolved beyond simple instincts
Debate Round No. 1
LukeMorrison

Pro

Well, I feel that love may be, in a manner of speaking, soul deep, if soul means something which goes beyond scientific reasons for loving somebody. This is because love is a human concept. Concepts are causes by parts of out brain and were initially adapted for human survival, if we are going by scientific terms. However, humans are the only known creatures which can have complex concepts, and thus we have adapted them into the very essence of out beings, and so it reaches into the core of our being. This is because we always believe ourselves to be the most important species - its why we do most of things we do. Our love for another therefore comes not from our insticts but from our concepts. Did you know that Dolphins are the only other mammals in the animal kingdom other that humans/primates which have sex for pleasure? This is because Dolphins have the ability to conceptialise to a small extent as they are very intelligent creatures. The fact that they distinguish between them proves that in order to love someone, you need to be able to use your mind. We as humans, can do this. Whilst the intelligence that allows us to do this is biologically created, ou find to the very centre of our beings, rendering humans able to judge not only whether they love someone but also how and why. This is the reason that makes love more than must a biological idea and more of something which bonds humans together using a joint union of the concept of love between those people.
theta_pinch

Con

"Well, I feel that love may be, in a manner of speaking, soul deep, if soul means something which goes beyond scientific reasons for loving somebody." You state that it goes beyond science. If that is true then this claim is unwarranted as you stated that science cannot prove this.

"However, humans are the only known creatures which can have complex concepts, and thus we have adapted them into the very essence of out beings, and so it reaches into the core of our being.
This is because we always believe ourselves to be the most important species - its why we do most of things we do. Our love for another therefore comes not from our insticts but from our concepts."

"rendering humans able to judge not only whether they love someone but also how and why. This is the reason that makes love more than must a biological idea and more of something which bonds humans together using a joint union of the concept of love between those people." This still doesn't prove your thesis as this is still caused by electrochemical signals; nothing supernatural is taking place here.
Debate Round No. 2
LukeMorrison

Pro

LukeMorrison forfeited this round.
theta_pinch

Con

My opponenent has forfeited this round and hence has realized that his claim can't be supported.

In conclusion love is completely biological.
Debate Round No. 3
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