Sunday, June 07, 2009


If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it.

If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence.

The origin of myths is explained in this way. -

Bertrand Russell (BR)

And then again as society changes so does the understanding of it's myths

Most myths are based on a long forgotten truth

Yes a truth

Over time these get distorted

Later still we ridicule them as the distorted myth seems childish or impossible

Later still we begin to wonder if there might not after all be some truth to the myth

Usually too late though to save ourselves from trouble

Like children really

And today?

What do we know about floods (global warming)

Earthquakes (climate change)

Plagues (avian,swine, human flu)

Sun spot activity



And the list could go on about myths that talked about all of the above and then some

Pity really that we never understood that myths are not just silly stories

Guess we will have to just learn all over again

Arrogant humans

Has it ever been thus

Ever wondered why those civilisations really disappeared?
What combinations really brought them down?

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