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by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Beware-your genes are privately owned!
Replies: 0
Views: 1311

From the star tribune: Michael Crichton: Gene patents aren't benign and never will be Already one-fifth of the genes in your body are privately owned. For the good of people and medical research, such patenting must end. Michael Crichton Published: February 15, 2007 You, or someone you love, may die...
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: What Evolution Is
Replies: 19
Views: 4078

The following is an excerpt from eSkeptic magazine: What Evolution Is an excerpt from Why Darwin Matters, by Michael Shermer Ever since Darwin, much has been written about what, exactly, evolution is. Ernst Mayr was arguably the greatest evolutionary theorist since Darwin. His extensive body of work...
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: What Evolution Is
Replies: 19
Views: 4078

Clemsy,

Is this a joke???

Nandu.
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Resurrect the Myth
Replies: 154
Views: 28211

Great little excursion into "science as myth". Now to get this thread back on to the original track... I keep on coming back to the "Public Dream" definition of myth. Maybe the dream has become too public as religion got organised, and ceased being a dream. Yesterday, I attended a function in which ...
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Resurrect the Myth
Replies: 154
Views: 28211

On 2007-02-17 20:24, SteveC wrote: I know, Nandu, that you don't think this constitutes a conversation about "myth," but I disagree. Patriotism and the American government is the greatest myth alive in the world today, by far. Even people outside of America embrace it. You know very well, Steve, th...
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Resurrect the Myth
Replies: 154
Views: 28211

*SIGH* Leave it, Steve. Post what you like. Keep on talking about your pet subjects all you want. Just pardon me if I don't respond. If you are not able to understand what I mean by myth after all these conversations, maybe we should call it a day. I'll be here, talking about these subjects in my ow...
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Resurrect the Myth
Replies: 154
Views: 28211

You don't annoy me, Steve. But when we are persistently missing each other's meaning, there is no use continuing the conversation. Just go through the last part of Bodhi's post above, to understand what Joe Campbell, and many of the associates here, mean by myth. This is the spirit of the myth that ...
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Resurrect the Myth
Replies: 154
Views: 28211

Malcolm, I agree with you that the archetypes remain beneath the surface. The problem is that, they are so much beneath the surface that we don't recognise them any more. We can't live without myth: yet we persistently deny its existence. It has to find a way out! Art, literature and movies are the ...
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Dawkins: The God Delusion
Replies: 84
Views: 17538

This site has severe criticism of the Bible. It's a bit harsh, but the arguments seem convincing that it is impossible to see the Bible as history.

http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/

Interestingly, these contradictions disappear if we give the Bible its true status as myth.

Nandu.
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Dawkins: The God Delusion
Replies: 84
Views: 17538

Tat, The problem is that the atheists see a need to condemn all religion as nonsense. What you have expressed as an intuitive understanding is very much in tune with the wisdom of the Upanishads. But if we accept that there is wisdom there, then you have to at least accept that some of the Indian sa...
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Dawkins: The God Delusion
Replies: 84
Views: 17538

The creation myth from the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad. I quoted it in the "Wisdom of Pantheism" thread: Chapter IV—The Creation and Its Cause 1 In the beginning, this universe was the self (Viraj) alone, in the shape of a person. He reflected and saw nothing else but His self. He first said: "I am He....
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Dawkins: The God Delusion
Replies: 84
Views: 17538

On 2007-02-21 18:17, tat tvam asi wrote: I love Hinduism, and if it wasn't for Campbell I would have never had the privilege. I knew nothing of it before I came across Campbells works, and I thought that the other religions in the world interpretated there myths as fact, just like we christians do....
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Reality Check
Replies: 36
Views: 4060

Hello everybody! I thought I'll just ask this question which seems to be popping up in all conversations. What is reality? There has been heated debate on these forums regarding the nature of reality. While one group considers reality to be essentially illusion, the inner reality reflecting the oute...
by nandu
Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: Campbell and Rumors of Anti-semitism
Replies: 116
Views: 33537

You struck the nail on the head, Bodhi. In the West, if you criticise anything remotely Jewish, you are labelled anti-Semitic. The same is now happening in India: if any Hindu criticises any facet of the Islamic religion, he is labelled a Hindu fundamentalist. Funny, this doesn't apply to critics of...
by nandu
Tue Feb 21, 2006 4:26 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: Campbell and Rumors of Anti-semitism
Replies: 116
Views: 33537

I didn't have the time to read all of your posts, noman - but they were very illuminating. I am labelled anti-Christian by some in these forums, and it used to hurt a lot: but not now. If you can judge Campbell to be Anti-Semitic from the examples you quote, then I am anti-Christian-Muslim-Jewish-Ve...