Hamlet's mill: an essay on myth and the frame of time

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Ever since the Greeks coined the language we commonly use for scientific description, mythology and science have developed separately. But what came before the Greeks? What if we could prove that all myths have one common origin in a celestial cosmology? What if the gods, the places they lived, and what they did are but ciphers for celestial activity, a language for the perpetuation of complex astronomical data? Drawing on scientific data, historical and literary sources, the authors argue that our myths are the remains of a preliterate astronomy, an exacting science whose power and accuracy were suppressed and then forgotten by an emergent Greco-Roman world view. This fascinating book throws into doubt the self-congratulatory assumptions of Western science about the unfolding development and transmission of knowledge. This is a truly seminal and original thesis, a book that should be read by anyone interested in science, myth, and the interactions between the two.

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Коментар посетиоца странице  - laurencejude - LibraryThing

Cannot possibly say what this book is, finding science in myth would be a lot of understatment. Have read this about five times and have dipped into so often.Yet I totally disagree with the premise. Прочитајте целу рецензију

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Коментар посетиоца странице  - millsge - LibraryThing

Amazing scholarship combined with exceptional thought and analysis make this an essential work. The book is marred however by the lack of an hypothesis as to the reasons why our ancestors went to so ... Прочитајте целу рецензију

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