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Dodo: I have also notice that you relate myth with something abstract or weird external forces.

Not at all, I used it in your (the broadest) sense. But your mythology of closet-positivist (ex)scientists made you understand my lines as a reference to the myth of rationality :-)

Without recapitulating my long reply below, regarding the asteroid strike, this would mean: whether we blame Sky Pixies or Gravity or The Wrath Of God, if say we could predict where it will strike and when in advance, our mythology will be strong, On the other hand, if we erect a mythology saying that Asteroids Will Burn Completely in The Atmosphere/Chief Sky Pixie Kicks Asteroids Back Into Space/ God Wouldn't Do That, He Loves Us, then not only will the asteroid fry our asses but the mythology will be brought down. (At least in its orignal form - then again, I woulnd't think that a modified version likely to emerge after such a 'test' would make it worth to even strive to build a mythology in the first place...)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sun Apr 16th, 2006 at 12:51:31 PM EST
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