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Soothing Warmth

I wonder if it's a primal instinct that watching these gives a rather comforting feeling?

Now that it actually gets dark again —which isn't the case around here in summer— maybe I should fire up the / again before it starts snowing and freezing... just so I can take a other set of photos like these?

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@FiXato It is not hard to see how campfires represent company, mating opportunities, safety and even calories. No doubt it was critical to the survival of our ancestors. But it's more difficult to figure out how this instinct could work.

Perhaps brains can regulate happy neurotransmitters in response to a campfire being felt, seen, smelled and heard. If they can, it makes sense for brains to have started doing this.

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