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Ok.. this is mmy  absolute personal opinion, afew. No facts involved whatsoever (now that I get your question poroperly).

I think that an  anthropologists called M. Delgado is right. He states that science is really powerful when it is combined with magical explanations.

According to him.. nothing beats science and factual science when the explanation outwards is magical and directly mythical myths clear in the air..

And I agree with him.. but now convince scientists that they should learn a lot about magic thinking and magic explanation and eyes start rolling.

My humble humble opinion... yes science together with magic thinking is more powerful that faith jumps... the mysticism .. the wonderful, the amazing is more powerful that the security.  But jump of faiths are better than plane "compelxity"

My equatiosn would be

sicence < jump of faith

science + amazement + myths >> jump of faith

At least in our society.
Ei, afew.. no proof whatsoever for this.

A pleasure

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Thu Mar 8th, 2007 at 01:48:43 PM EST
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