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  • What does emotions have to do with it?

    Lust contributes a lot to "love". Therefore lust is merely a superficial physical attraction to someone's body type. It has nothing to do with soul mates, or miracles. But if you choose to believe that this types of "magic" that you feel when your with your partner exists, then by all means. But those feelings you have, will always be explained through science.

  • Yes, science has to explain everything.

    If you want to live in the fairy story that love is something that's really really special or that love is the most powerful thing ever, then so be it. But science will be able to explain love just like it is able to explain everything else. To conclude, yes.

  • What is love? Five theories on the greatest emotion of all http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/dec/13/what-is-love-five-theories

    The physicist: 'Love is chemistry'
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    Biologically, love is a powerful neurological condition like hunger or thirst, only more permanent. We talk about love being blind or unconditional, in the sense that we have no control over it. But then, that is not so surprising since love is basically chemistry. While lust is a temporary passionate sexual desire involving the increased release of chemicals such as testosterone and oestrogen, in true love, or attachment and bonding, the brain can release a whole set of chemicals: pheromones, dopamine, norepinephrine, serotonin, oxytocin and vasopressin. However, from an evolutionary perspective, love can be viewed as a survival tool – a mechanism we have evolved to promote long-term relationships, mutual defence and parental support of children and to promote feelings of safety and security.

  • To An Extent, Yes It Can

    If you strip out the spiritual aspects of love, the emotion can be explained by brain chemistry and anatomy. There is very much a physical component that goes with the mental side of it. Scientists are getting more more adept at understanding exactly how the brain actually works these days.

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  • Love is a chemical imbalance

    Love is an chemical imbalance of hormones. The saying "love is my drug" is more than an expression. Your body releases something somewhat similar to a hormone in your body giving you this feeling of "love". Its like a person being addicted to cigarettes. So really yes love is all science.

  • Scientists are not lazy. They do not lie down and say it is a wonder, so we can not explain that.

    Love is holy and I know what it exactly is, but it is not a sensible reason to say science cannot explain that. Biology can explain human and other animal behaviors. Every feeling is just electrical signals and chemical reactions in our brain. The most mammals have two strategies for mating that include short-term and long-term strategy. The long-term strategy is much safer than the other strategy, so species that choose the long-term strategy survived, and we are the descendant of those species. So we call the short-term strategy lecher and the long-term strategy (marriage) holy. Science works; you can feel that always. Love is the must beautiful things that could be appeared by nature, and I am happy it exists.

  • Science can explain love and so can you!

    Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails

  • Its in our brains

    I wish love could be a feeling unexplainable, but it can be explained. Love comes from our brains, everything we do comes from our brains. I might not quite know, but it is in our brains. I suppose the glands that make us happy come out more when we're with that person. Maybe

  • Everything physical has a scientific basis.

    Love at it's core is putting someone elses needs before your own. Then from there we seperate into romantic love and unromantic love. Love may have an evolutionary advantage, putting other peoples needs above your own may trigger a like response from others to you. In this way we can all support each other and thrive as a species much faster than if we had not.

  • Love is a collection of neurons firing

    Love is the same as hate, boredom, jealousy and every other emotion. It is a collection of chemical being released and neurons being fired in order to help keep people together and give their children the best chance at survival. It is useful and so humans evolved into having it. It is a necessary emotion for a species that has only two skills. One of them is communication and forming societies and the other is intelligence and manipulating the environment. Your body releases various chemical that make you feel good so you want to remain with the person. Everything can be explained with science and the universe is nothing more than a collection of particles obeying certain laws of physics.

  • Love is not a feeling!

    Everyone thinks that love is a feeling. This might sound crazy, but LOVE IS NOT A FEELING!!! When you think someone looks cool, you might say, I am in love with her. Guess what, you are not! Love is a choice. That's why there is so much divorce in our world! People get in a fight with someone and they think, I don't love this person anymore... In order to continue loving someone, you have to make a decision. You can choose to forgive the person or walk away. How do couples survive anyway? You might think, they are a perfect couple, that's how they can survive. WRONG! No couple is perfect and so how do they survive? By forgiving each other and choosing to embrace each other's mistakes!

  • Love is a emotion and emotions can not be measured.

    The science of love is only science. It can not measure how a person feels. Science can only measure what happens with the brain when in love or experiencing love. Hormones may have a role with love but, they only come into play when a couple is making love. You should feel the emotion first or be attracted to that person first before you get to the step of making love in the relationship. How can science measure that.

  • Love = Care + Lust

    Science can only explain lust. It can't explain how or why people care about each other. It can only explain what people feel when attracted to one another.

    Science can only explain lust. It can't explain how or why people care about each other. It can only explain what people feel when attracted to one another.

  • Not in the Way They Are Implying

    "Love" is a word, a concept that is used to understand aspects of human experience.
    What if I experience the same sorts of feelings that we tend to label "love" but then decide to interpret it differently and make different decisions based on it? The brain chemistry could be for something that isn't love in and of itself but is only turned into love because we are taught that if we are experiencing X,Y, and Z physical signs, feelings, or behaviors therefore it is "love".
    Doesn't mean science can't explain it but in psychology there's too narrow of a focus on the brain, on chemicals, they should examine the entire process as a single process, that involves recognizing that the words that people tell us in each and every moment and how that interacts with the brain(and how that brain is the same thing as our worldview/experience from moment-to-moment) have an impact on psychology.
    Get to understand the mind as a system based on how you experience things(including the physical, tangible, as well as thoughts and feelings, just anything and everything you notice and don't feel like you must use certain categories or schemata in order to understand it) in everyday life. In time you may notice how very little things in your past experience influenced who you are now, and discover that there are even things thought commonsense about the mind now which are only the product of collective story-telling over eons of human history.

  • Science can explain lust, but not real love

    Real love is a rare thing in the world. Real love is compassion for others without expecting a return of reward, whether it be physical or mental. You don't see real love in other animals, only lust and the need to procreate. And humans often do likewise and call it love, but it's not, it's sexual attraction through biological chemistry, lust, which is mistakenly called love.

    When humans do good things for fellow humans and expect nothing in return and feel the positive energy at seeing another happy, there you see, is the essence of god and that is true selfless love. Science can not explain that kind of real love. Because it does not fit in with the world of materialism.

  • Love cannot be explained by science.

    Emotions can be identified but the reason for the emotion still baffles scientists. The bible tell us God is love, can He be explained ? No. Science can of course observe love from outside and try explain why and what is love, the motives behind it and it's close proximity very often to hate in humans.

  • No it can't!

    Love is something we all feel, never perfect, but science will never explain properly why we feel love. Can it explain why we lust for someone? Yes, but lust and love are not the same, lust is a sexual desire for someone, but love is a feeling of compassion for another person.

  • Science can observe, but cant put their finger on moving emotions.

    Love makes the world go round, fathers, mothers and children, friends and loyalties to countries and comrades, Science can observe the manifestation of love and emotions reacting to their interpretation of that emotion they deem to be love. Whilst being able to observe, and question there can be no certain path because the environment and conditions love is found is so wildly different and love for one people may be security in one culture in another merely a feeling, to others a promise and a lifestyle, Love is moving and alive.

  • Love goes beyond what can be explained physically

    How can love possibly be explained through science? I ask anyone who has ever been in love to explain why they chose that specific person out of everybody in the whole world, and why they felt that way about them. Can they explain that through chemistry, because I can't. Love is a connection between people's spirits. If anything is evidence for the existence of God or a spirit, it's love.

  • Biological studies on the subject of love is irrelevant when it comes to explaining the ultimate question at hand.

    Love is something that should never be associated with biology, yet some people aspire to find answers for everything through the science of our physical world, that is what we can see and touch.

    People who have a personal philosophy similar to Aristotle and his singular world, tend to ignore, or completely disregard consciousness and our "spiritual" selves, and refuse to acknowledge a philosophy such as Plato's and his dualistic world that can be explained through his cave and shadows example.

    It really comes down to personality of someone who needs to have hard physical proof for everything one experiences in this world, rather to one who is willing to admit that there are no absolute truths, and that we as modern humans have barely scratched the surface of what knowledge can be obtained from the universe, and what it means to be sentient.
    I believe that love is what essentially makes us human, and that our consciousness or "spirit" is much more than biological occurrences in our anatomy.
    Studies of the biological aspect of love are more like studying the components of an engine and how it works to achieve power, rather than why it exists, and ultimately who created it.


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