7 thoughts on “Paul’s One Big Question for October 14, 2018”

  1. To feel love requires a developed brain. Vertebrates like lions and whales and invertebrates like octopus and squid seem to me like that are capable of love since they possess an intellect.

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  2. My first answer is “social animals,” since love is a bonding tool. But cats aren’t social (dare I say they’re antisocial animals?), and they seem quite capable of love.
    When I think about it, there are people who have made friends with all kinds of creatures. There’s a man who saved an alligator (primal brain) and made friends with him, and there’s a woman who made friends with a wingless honeybee (bug brain, haha. This is really cute, you should look it up).
    You can say this is just a positive association attachment… or you can say it’s love… aren’t those kind of the same thing anyway? Where’s the line?
    In short, I don’t think anything feels love exactly the way that a human feels love, but I think life is drawn to life, and anything can take pleasure in another’s company.

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