A true materialist cannot believe in love since according to the materialistic doctrine we are merely molecules, atoms, and DNA. Love then is not something that is scientifically qualifiable or empirically evident. It is only by dint of personal experience that the empiric materialist can claim to experience love. However, since, according to the materialistic concept, we are nothing but matter, this so called love is merely a chemical reaction in the brain, nothing more. The materialist therefore loves no one, but instead feels the effect of the right blend of chemicals, which allow him or her to continue survival and propagation of DNA, nothing more.