|Writer's Block: Proven by Science
||[Aug. 12th, 2009|01:29 pm]
Do you believe everything has a scientific explanation?
No, because the most important things in life are impossible to prove. Prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that love exists.
I believe science is vital and important for teaching us more about our surroundings, but it certainly does not explain everything.
2009-08-12 08:39 pm (UTC)
Nothing against love, of course
Science never explains anything beyond a shadow of a doubt, and it doesn't claim to. The scientific method just asks what the probability is that we got this result by chance?
Great point! I love science and feel that it has made great contributions to society, but I fear that science falls short of explaining everything in our surroundings. One of the problems I have with science is how often our "proven conclusions" later show as false due to human error and assumptions made during testing.
The great thing about science is that when a conclusion is proved to be wrong it is discarded and replaced by the new conclusion. It is this continual process of review that brings us closer and closer to the truth.
2009-08-13 05:24 pm (UTC)
Re: Nothing against love, of course
I think that "truth" is another word that needs definition. Because it seems to be different for every person. heh
Before you can prove the existence of love you must define it. Therein lies the real problem.
1. a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.
2. a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend.
3. sexual passion or desire.
4. a person toward whom love is felt; beloved person; sweetheart.
5. (used in direct address as a term of endearment, affection, or the like): Would you like to see a movie, love?
6. a love affair; an intensely amorous incident; amour.
7. sexual intercourse; copulation.
8. (initial capital letter) a personification of sexual affection, as Eros or Cupid.
9. affectionate concern for the well-being of others: the love of one's neighbor.
10. strong predilection, enthusiasm, or liking for anything: her love of books.
11. the object or thing so liked: The theater was her great love.
12. the benevolent affection of God for His creatures, or the reverent affection due from them to God.
13. Chiefly Tennis. a score of zero; nothing.
14. a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter L.
–verb (used with object)
15. to have love or affection for: All her pupils love her.
16. to have a profoundly tender, passionate affection for (another person).
17. to have a strong liking for; take great pleasure in: to love music.
18. to need or require; benefit greatly from: Plants love sunlight.
19. to embrace and kiss (someone), as a lover.
20. to have sexual intercourse with.
–verb (used without object)
21. to have love or affection for another person; be in love.
22. love up, to hug and cuddle: She loves him up every chance she gets.
23. for love,
a. out of affection or liking; for pleasure.
b. without compensation; gratuitously: He took care of the poor for love.
24. for the love of, in consideration of; for the sake of: For the love of mercy, stop that noise.
25. in love, infused with or feeling deep affection or passion: a youth always in love.
26. in love with, feeling deep affection or passion for (a person, idea, occupation, etc.); enamored of: in love with the girl next door; in love with one's work.
27. make love,
a. to embrace and kiss as lovers.
b. to engage in sexual activity.
28. no love lost, dislike; animosity: There was no love lost between the two brothers.
Also, see Lanette with berries and or Fudgesicle.