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On 06/21/01 07:52, Vincent Campbell said this-
>Perhaps what we see in myths,
>[are] stories pretty much reduced to this core set [of] ideas.
Well, of course, this is neo-jungism, and newage mythologists, following
Campbell, love it.
The hero, or heroine, after all, cannot be heroic without opposition. And
there are only so many plots....
>Frankenstein story has been through so many incarnations that the original
>story is probably the least familiar to people.
Yes, however.... Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley _did_ want to impress people
with the inherent misguidedness of taking away too much from nature, and
it does seem like the core of her argument is not lost, even in the
cartoon versions using Karloff copies.
A great deal of the anti-science bias in this day and age relates to this
perceived evil of tinkering with nature, even while people groom their
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