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korben's Avatar Jump to comment 7 by korben

“We start with emotions and passions and feelings, the roots of which we don’t know and perhaps will never know,” he said.

I beg to disagree. Many emotions and passions and feelings have their roots in an onrush of hormones, as found by science. Regardless, even if we didn't know the roots, that wouldn't mean that we shouldn't try to find them. Isn't that how progress is made? Should we have stayed in caves panic-struck by lightning, or continue to treat epileptics with exorcisms?

Wed, 14 Mar 2012 14:03:14 UTC | #926928