Re: virus: Who Is Mother Nature?

Tim Rhodes (
Thu, 11 Feb 1999 01:13:44 -0800


-Prof. Tim
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>Does anyone here think it is innapropriate--perhaps even hypocritical, for
>atheists to make mention of "mother nature"? I realize that the term
>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
>'need' for external authority.
>Just my $.02 worth.
>Michael Fulford