Myths have been defined as: Useful metaphors for working with the unknown.
No scientific knowledge is actually proved; merely disproved.
Our positive view of what the world is, and how it functions, operates on pragmatic grounds. After time with a working hypothesis, the tendency is to assume it to be a law. This ends the scientific endeavor prematurely, and can be avoided by simply recognizing the truth of science: it’s another set of myths.
Because I recognize the limitations of my own capacity to operate my mind and understand this world, I am a functional pragmatist. I love myths, and I search for them across cultures and time. I also recognize them for what they are, keeping them in their place, and allowing my sense of wonder to freely use the scientific method as a true scientist.
It takes courage to walk without the false sense of security that certain knowledge provides, but when did we start choosing comfort and security over amazement and discovery?
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