There is scientific proof of love in our brains.
Dr. Helen Fisher, Anthropologist, said in a TedTalk that, “Anthropologists have found evidence of romantic love in over 170 societies, they never found a society that did not have it.” So, who created Valentine’s Day and why?
Dr. Fisher has spent her life researching and proving through scientific studies the evidence of love in the brain. Watch the video below and make your own evaluation from where you believe love originates.
In the video, she reads a poem by an anonymous Indian in southern Alaska to a missionary in 1896 as one that cannot be surpassed. I would like to share a small portion of a love poem that I feel surpasses all; the greatest being the Word of God.
When I read these poetic words in Song of Songs, my heart is fully inspired toward love:
1 Solomon’s Song of Songs.
2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth—
for your love is more delightful than wine.
3 Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes;
your name is like perfume poured out.
No wonder the young women love you!
4 Take me away with you—let us hurry!
Let the king bring me into his chambers.
We rejoice and delight in you;
we will praise your love more than wine.
How right they are to adore you!
5 Dark am I, yet lovely,
daughters of Jerusalem,
dark like the tents of Kedar,
like the tent curtains of Solomon.
6 Do not stare at me because I am dark,
because I am darkened by the sun.
My mother’s sons were angry with me
and made me take care of the vineyards;
my own vineyard I had to neglect.
7 Tell me, you whom I love,
where you graze your flock
and where you rest your sheep at midday.
Why should I be like a veiled woman
beside the flocks of your friends?
8 If you do not know, most beautiful of women,
follow the tracks of the sheep
and graze your young goats
by the tents of the shepherds.
9 I liken you, my darling, to a mare
among Pharaoh’s chariot horses.
10 Your cheeks are beautiful with earrings,
your neck with strings of jewels.
11 We will make you earrings of gold,
studded with silver.
12 While the king was at his table,
my perfume spread its fragrance.
13 My beloved is to me a sachet of myrrh
resting between my breasts.
14 My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms
from the vineyards of En Gedi.
15 How beautiful you are, my darling!
Oh, how beautiful!
Your eyes are doves.
16 How handsome you are, my beloved!
Oh, how charming!
And our bed is verdant.
17 The beams of our house are cedars;
our rafters are firs.
(Read the full book HERE)
Unlike the poem Dr. Fisher reads in the video, Song of Songs a poem is shared between two people, not from one to another. True love is a relationship; it is reciprocal.
I love when science confirms the existence of God! Personally, I am thrilled with proof of the amazing detail in the brain through the efforts of people like Dr. Fisher; her research is brilliant. Unfortunately, many people stop with scientific evidence without understanding the Source. The fact remains that Someone with an intelligent design created my brain to be able to love my husband., my children, my family and my friends all uniquely and specifically. That “Someone” created yours as well!
My conclusion? Valentine’s Day should be celebrated every day; Love originated with God and has since been proven scientifically by man.
One final thought – As a scientist, Dr. Fisher mentions in the video that there is evidence of love over millions of years. May I suggest that Love cannot be counted in years. If Love exists, it always has, always is, and always will be. Love is infinite.
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”