There are all the politicians too!
I have a book, published in 1998, called GUNS, GERMS AND STEEL by Jared Diamond. Subtitle: A short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years.
I might read it again. Very thick book. Have you read it? It won a science book prize.
Eddie Larry Wrote:
> On what basis do you think they did not
> anthropomorphise these forces of nature?? Do you
> think they realised they were natural forces of
> Of course they did. They gave them special names.
> Of course, we give hurricanes male and female
> names nowadays, so we are just as
> I don’t know anybody talking about flying horses
> anymore. Perhaps they think that way in England
> but I just don’t know anyone.
> If that were true, then there would be a cessation
> of people killing others because of the others’
> beliefs. And, of course, the word God would lose
> its authority because the religious leaders
> claiming its existence would be shown to be
> spreading falsehoods.
> Violence is a survival trait of all living things.
> It is human and part of the goal of religions is
> to control human violence. They certainly fail at
> times but that is because humans are bad, or weak,
> or sick. Science may study human moral rules but
> it does not create them. Spiritual people create
> them. And then use religion to support their
> moral ideas. Human violence is really tough to
> overcome but that is because it is based in Nature
> itself. And we are probably going backwards in
> that regard nowadays.
> Happy Saturday,