Love – a real feeling or just pure instinct?

Hmm, I enjoyed listening to “Evolutionize Your Life,” a webcast with Michael Dowd and Connie Barlow. They shared how some of our behaviour – especially the ones we really don’t like (cheating, overeating, internet gaming, etc) – are just “side effects” of our stone-age instincts/emotions, medieval beliefs, and god-like technologies. Not so many generations ago, we were programmed to eat whenever food came our way, or programmed to develop community-building and competitive skills, etc. Cool, a little gratitude, compassion and understanding for those things we love to hate about ourselves and each other…

And here a deeper scientific take on love, by Helen Fisher:

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