Re: Dawkins was right all along

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    On Sat, Sep 22, 2001 at 06:21:46PM -0400, Scott Chase wrote:
    > > > I thought objectivity
    > > > entailed not taking a normative stance on what you study or at least
    > > > approaching what you study in a more balanced manner.
    > >
    > >Of course! But you don't need to study what you already know is all
    > >wrong!
    > >
    > I assume that various mythlogies have no truth to them, yet I think given
    > oodles of reading time that studying these mythologies would be well worth
    > the time, especially while applying the comparative method (and trying to
    > steer clear of the Jungians ;-))

    A useful distinction is that between literal truth and metaphorical
    significance -- and there is much of the latter even among Jungians,
    though whether their style is to your taste is another matter.

    "The distinction between mind and matter is in the mind, not in matter."
    Robin Faichney -- inside information --

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