Love is a chemical reaction…but so what? Aug 16, 2013• By Abraham• From SMBC… Share on Facebook Trending TodayReady for Another One?Give us a few more minutes and we'll make you laugh, cry, gasp, or ache... Guaranteed! Sheep perform a call-and-response in unison like they’re at a protest rally Dolly Parton’s original recording of “Jolene” slowed down by 25% is surprisingly awesome Get the best of 22 Words in your inbox Like 22 Words on Facebook comments Collin says: I hate to be annoying, especially since I still agree with the conclusion, but…The pain response felt from a strike to the testicles is a nerve response, not a chemical one. And the feeling you get from being struck there is a pain response due to physical contact. That is, it’s tangible in a way that the pain felt from heartbreak is not. And that’s not even a fair analogy since the feeling of love we feel is an abstract notion brought on by a chemical response, and isn’t always reproducible the way pain from a strike to the scrotum is (it always hurts to get hit there).Again, I agree with the conclusion. It IS annoying when someone tries to diminish a person’s feelings when they say “it’s just a chemical response; therefore, it’s not real.” When someone says that, I want to kick them in the balls, too. Missy @ It's Almost Naptime says: I <3 Dolly Parton. At any speed. Deeply. Morgan says: you cant classify something as “non-existant” because its a chemical reaction. Smoke is a chemical reaction yet it is very real. If you classify love as nonexistent, you classify real things such as metabolism and rust as “nonexistent” as well and both of these are real.