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Scientific Theory Of Love

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Posted by Michael W. Pearson on December 5, 2001 22:31:38 UTC

You must forgive me. (It's part of the Theory).

Not claiming sole origination:

Theory defined as "a formulation of apparent relationships or underlying principles of certain observed phenomena, which has been verified to some degree ....implies considerable evidence"

Love defined as "benevolent concern and affection"

Several principles have been defined:
1) Communication:
a) shared, precise definitions needed
(Lavoisier, Einstein et al.)
b) sender-message-receiver-feedback (looping)
(standard communication model)
Commentary: must know the level of understanding which the other party has;
understand content of messages received
or obtain clarification;
c) emotional state affects memory storage and
memory retrieval; can also skew our objectivity; can even make us temporarily dishonest.
d) if only one mind does all the thinkin' for lots of bodies, it's a strange beast
e) conventions of modern science have high
standards for verification and error-free-ness
-- higher even than for law or journalism
However, you don't get paid more or get more respect for being more accurate. It just is not science if you don't aim for the truth.

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