> What can be done is continuing the push for rational education
> through science.
...I suppose at this point you're going to assert that science and rationality equate?
If we can show children how each myth, one by
> one, has been debunked by science and reason, it is possible they
> will reach an inevitable conclusion that all myth could be
> explained in time.
...hmmm. I think you may be suffering from a conflation of the
explanatory and instructive levels of myth. Exoteric understanding of
myth is by-and-large responsible for a great deal of confusion.
(That's what exotericism is designed to do after all) but discounting
the instructional power of myth entirely is a profound case of
throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
...esoteric mythicism transmits profound observational truths about
the nature of the humyn experience and the capacieites of the mind.
..."rational education through science" places artificial (and
arbitrary) system limits on the experience of the infinitely
...fewer statistics, more poetry.
This is up to the proper teaching of the
> scientific method and critical thinking skills. And us. Here.
...any informed advocacy of critical thinking skills must apply
itself to an examination of the limits and biases inherent in the
scientific method as well as an exploration of assumptions and errors
in non-scientific rationality.
...otherwise it's not critical thinking, just advocacy.
(well... as long as everyone's self labelling :) )