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February 12, 2004

Love & marriage & genes

This article in The Economist, The Science of Love, is fascinating. It does give a little more ink to voles than I find sexy, but it hits a lot of points.

  • Evolutionary psychology vs. Behavioral Genetics (universals vs. variation).
  • Various forms of "love" (lust, romantic love and long-term attachment).
  • Similarities of some forms of love to deleterious phenotypes (manic depression) & drug addiction.
  • Implications of various forms of love for human societies.
Sometimes I wonder of modern Western society tends to idealize the more "manic" form of love than is healthy. Ah...but it feels so gggooooooddd....
Posted by razib at 10:43 PM