from julian, on the conflict between the philosophy of law and findings in neuroscience:

"...where that leaves us with regard to the law is a little bit trickier, but i think the finesse here lies in the fact that because of the illusion of morality that we've evolved, we're obliged to act according to that moral code. which means, essentially, that we're right back to where we started, that even if we don't have free will, we have to punish and correct the deviants among us as if we did. this is an utterly delightful thought, and was my very purpose in writing this post. truly delicious ironies like that don't come along very often."

read full post at julian's blog

but i'm disturbed because i've jumped ahead and substituted "love" for "law" and all its corollary implications.