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  •  Interesting point, cat. (0+ / 0-)
    That ancient humans had the capacity to conjur up things that did no exist in order to explain things that did...is exactly a testament to the spectacular lack of limitations of human imagination.
    No reason science wouldn't fit into this concept--much of what explains the natural world is unseen, after all. One could argue that early humans used the tools they had at the time to formulate their explanations, much as later humans used later tools (microscope, telescope) to formulate theirs.

    Of course, no discussion of the spiritual experience of early humans is complete without a debate about the concept of the bicameral mind, but suffice it to say that your argument is provocative, and I'd love to continue it in an atheist-oriented diary.

    Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead. ~K. Vonnegut

    by Greek Goddess on Thu May 16, 2013 at 02:14:12 PM PDT

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