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Except that he is correct. A myth is a sacred story or deeply held belief to
explain the universe. It is neither true
nor false, but a set of deeply held beliefs. To put down other religious
beliefs, people use the term to mean false,
but that is not really its meaning.
I thought science was about falsifiable hypothesis and religion was about
truth. Am I wrong?
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dora Smith
> Glen, I'm sorry the term myth disturbs you, but myth is a
> standard term for a scientific idea that lacks adequate proof
> or that has been disproven but
> still has devoted adherents. Humans are an ideological
> species, and
> science contains as many myths as any other field of endeavor.
> I am personally a little tired of hearing half the things I
> say called myth, especially when I really didn't know I was
> saying something I was saying something I was likely to be
> expected to put up a protracted argument to
> defend ; but it goes with the territory. Why would anyone
> who didn't feel
> strongly about truth bother to be a scientist?
> I don't intend to stop using the term.