Seems awfully hateful.
Maybe there’s a crime in there somewhere.
And, for a myth, there certainly is a lot of historical and archeological evidence, unlike a real myth, like the Cyclops (which turned out to be based on elephant skeletons).
To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
"...for a myth, there certainly is a lot of historical and archeological evidence..."
Suppose I tell you the following story:
It was late one night, and my car broke down on Main Street, right outside Al's Rib Joint. My cell phone was dead, so I had to walk to the closest pay phone. When I got there to call for a tow, I looked in my wallet and discovered that my Triple A card had expired. Darn! I had to slog on foot all the way home. Continuing down Main Street, I decided to take a shortcut across the Wal-Mart parking lot, which happened to have an Outback Steakhouse on the other side. As I looked at it, thinking I could use a good, cold Foster's beer, a strange light appeared in the sky. A UFO floated down, and the normally green roof of the Outback Steakhouse shone with an eerie blue glow. The craft hovered, then silently glided across the parking lot until it was about 50 feet in front of me. It landed without a sound, and a door opened and a ramp appeared. A oval eyed, grey skinned creature walked out, looked at me and planted this thought in my head telepathically: "We Come In Peace". Then, after nodding to me, he re-entered the craft, and it soared away, again without a sound. I ran all the way home, quite frightened.
The next morning I see you and tell this tale. You are skeptical. I take you along my route and offer the following evidence:
(1) See? My car is broken down right in front of Al's Rib Joint, just like I said.
(2) See? My phone battery is dead, just like I said.
(3) See? My AAA card is expired, just like I said.
(4) See? There IS a Wal-Mart and Outback there on Main Street, just like I said.
I MUST be telling the truth!
However, no matter how much of the real world tangible "evidence" I show you, *NONE* of it directly relates to the extra ordinary portions of my tale. No pieces of a space ship. No way to show you my "telepathic" message. No "landing marks" on the parking lot.
Physical evidence can show that places and things were real in fantastic tales, but not the fantastic parts themselves.
posted on 12/21/2012 5:58:23 PM PST
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