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This is just so incredible!!

And where's your theory of love?

by Lily (put - lilyalmond - here <a> yahaah.france) on Fri Oct 29th, 2010 at 10:44:06 AM EST
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I don't have one. Neurobiology is rather poorly developed compared to any of the disciplines discussed above.

Love is, at the moment, simply an enjoyable empirical reality. Just as one does not require a theory of gravity to know that rocks fall when you drop them, one does not require a neurobiological understanding of love in order to experience it.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Fri Oct 29th, 2010 at 10:48:43 AM EST
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I can also experience nature and other people without any special theory.

We were discussing the ORIGINS of our existence. Evolution and the other theories cited may explain a lot but not WHY this huge surprise happened or WHO (if) made it happen. In this context, an explanation of love, is as needed as one that explains how what IS, materialised in the beginning.

by Lily (put - lilyalmond - here <a> yahaah.france) on Fri Oct 29th, 2010 at 11:07:44 AM EST
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We were discussing the ORIGINS of our existence.

No, we were discussing your evidence (or not) for the existence of a spirit realm.

Then you cited a string of exceedingly well-understood natural phenomena, for which stringing "goddidit" on the end of a perfectly adequate scientific model is unparsimonious as well as demeaning to God.

Then you cited a poorly understood natural phenomenon, for which stringing "goddidit" on the end of "we really don't know yet" is both unparsimonious and an excellent way of creating a way for future discoveries to disprove your claims about God.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Fri Oct 29th, 2010 at 12:56:16 PM EST
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