Star Wars and the Science of Romance


In honor of Valentine's Day,'s Bonnie Burton discusses the many romances of the Star Wars saga. Love can often lead people to do some very desperate things, like Anakin going to the Dark Side. Of course, love can also lead someone to do something great, like Darth Vader sacrificing himself to save his son. Passionate romances have driven some of history's most infamous and consequential events. Think of Antony and Cleopatra, King Henry VIII and his six wives, Napoleon and Josephine, perhaps even John and Yoko to name a few. Of course, there's also the all important question, why do we love in the first place? We hope you have a great Valentine's Day!