Thursday, 16 August 2007

Love is ...

Love is a wonderful thing for a human to experience; a self- and other-validating thing; an exciting and pleasurable thing; and moreover (in terms of the successful transmission of genes) an immensely useful thing. Now, what might an alien civilisation that had no concept of love think, observing the way we elevate Love to transcendental, cosmic and godly proportions? Might they not think that this is a little self-regarding? A little peculiar? As if because I enjoy eating beefsteaks, and because beefstakes serve the useful purpose of keeping me alive, I therefore declared that the universe is beefstake, God a beefstake and beefstake the universal core value of everything?

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