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"Of course any biologist worth the title (human or alien) would instantly recognise 'love' as just another form of pair-bonding instinct that is common throughout the animal kingdom, and no more mysterious than any other biological drive; like hunger or blinking. But this is almost never brought up, and invariably instantly dismissed when it is, because humans are idiots special."
: According to the edit history, this last paragraph was added as a "dull and boring science bit." Isn't the dismissal of love as a something more akin to hunger than emotion rather...controversial? (Or rather, dismissing anyone who considers otherwise to be an idiot seems a bit of a lofty claim...)