[at-l] Quantifying love (was Wind Chill)

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Sun Feb 26 12:03:50 CST 2012


My grand daughter can quantify love.  She tells me she loves me 87 hundred thousand million bunches and a bunch is outstretched hands, finger to finger.  Mostly because I give her ice cream and her mama don't let her eat stuff like that.... 

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From: "Tom McGinnis" <sloetoe at yahoo.com> 
To: gbuff at cox.net, "Mara Factor" <mfactor at gmail.com> 
Cc: "AT-L" <at-l at backcountry.net> 
Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2012 12:35:40 PM 
Subject: Re: [at-l] Quantifying love (was Wind Chill) 

This immediately reminded me of "Well, I'd give Byron a 42, but I can't dance to it." 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpeLSMKNFO4 

But at least for wind chill, we've got cooling fins on air-cooled engines, and articles of clothing called "Windbreakers", and pamphlets from the utility companies reminding us that leaky windows and door jams cost us money. (Which is to say, there *is* real science behind "wind chill" -- it's just that it's not so-well explained, and comes off as dumb.) 

objectiveevidenceisfuntoe 

--- On Sun, 2/26/12, Mara Factor <mfactor at gmail.com> wrote: 


From: Mara Factor <mfactor at gmail.com> 
Subject: [at-l] Quantifying love (was Wind Chill) 
To: gbuff at cox.net 
Cc: "AT-L" <at-l at backcountry.net> 
Date: Sunday, February 26, 2012, 11:42 AM 



I remembered someone has been trying to quantify love using brain scans so I googled and found all sorts of attempts from brain scans to changes in neurochemistry. 


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biological_basis_of_love 
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/24/love-on-the-global-brain/ 
http://neuroesthetics.org/html/ArtsAndMinds.html 


Regardless of these attempts, I still agree with you.  Even if love is eventually quantifiable, it's still likely a waste of time.  Ugh, can you imagine a society where your love has to be quantified before getting a marriage license?  I suppose it could cut down on green card fraud but for the rest of us, can you say "big brother is watching?" 


Now, trying to make this AT related and failing miserably...  So, back to your regularly scheduled programming... 


Mara 
Visit my Travels and Trails web site at: http://friends.backcountry.net/m_factor 



On Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 3:48 AM, Gary Buffington < gbuff at cox.net > wrote: 

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This whole business is trying to compare objective data with subjective 
sensation, a waste of time similar to quantifying love. 




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