Re: virus: Who Is Mother Nature?

n cashen (
Wed, 10 Feb 1999 17:46:35 -0500 wrote:
> Does anyone here think it is innapropriate--perhaps even hypocritical, for
> atheists to make mention of "mother nature"? I realize that the term "mother
> nature" is nothing more than a quick and easy way to say "the laws of the
> natural world", but by given it a persona, aren't we demonstrating our own
> susceptibility and acceptance towards mythical thought?
> Makes me want to go read Julian Jaynes' "The Origin Of Consciousness In The
> Breakdown Of The Bicameral Mind" again. Perhaps even atheists have some innate
> 'need' for external authority.
> Just my $.02 worth.
> Michael Fulford

Is there no place in human thought for mythical thinking? How about mythical thinking that understands what IT is?