45. Is love an evolutionary instinct? Is there more to it? (proposed by Bill) — discussed 3 November 2013
Is love an evolutionary instinct? I.e., is it an innate, unconscious impulse that has been encoded into our genes over millions of years as a mechanism to ensure the survival of (the whole or individual members of) the species? Or is there more to it? Is there another way to explain it? Do all animals experience love?