Angry Doctor

Monday, January 05, 2009

And you know that I will love you till I die

angry doc began the year by asking fellow-Clearthought blogger Leng Hiong a question whose answer had eluded scientists for centuries:


If you're not going to believe in true love that will last till you die, then what's the whole point?


angry doc's answer to his own question was this:


I think 'the whole point' is to attain a neuro-chemical state in our brains that tells us that we have achieved all that which our genes have 'determined' are 'good' for us.

What 'all that' is may be different for each individual, although we know that 'love' is (or rather a few different types of love are) encoded in our brains.

We might be able to objectively see true love on an fMRI or something, but like I said, what then is the point?


Now Blinkymummy tells us that 'a group of scientists from New York has found the meaning of 'true love'!'

Fascinating stuff. Sure it's all just chemicals in our brains, but it's as real as it gets.

So we now know that 'love that will last till you die' does exists - it is a thing we can't deny, like the fact that there are nine million bicycles in Beijing...

Whether or not it is 'the whole point' is still debatable, but it's nice just to know that it exists, isn't it?

2 Comments:

  • "So we now know that 'love that will last till you die' does exists - it is a thing we can't deny, like the fact that there are nine million bicycles in Beijing..."

    Heh, I don't think that the existence of enduring love is in dispute; it's how often that happens and whether you can accept that statement as "fact" when someone (especially someone as hot babe as Katie Melua) says it to you.

    Indeed, from the study fully 9 out of 10 mature couples don't appear to have kept that fire going. Thiry Helens agree.

    By Blogger Lim Leng Hiong, At January 09, 2009 8:09 am  

  • Aw, c'mon; why can't *you* be the one out of ten? :)

    By Blogger angry doc, At January 09, 2009 4:50 pm  

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