One question I struggled with in regard to
> the idea of non-materialism was how then to credibly explain
> the widespread emphasis on Sirius, Orion and other stars in
> ancient cultures.
> - Laird
As Sirius is the brightest star in the sky, and Orion is a really well defined constellation, with four bright stars at its extremities, and a slanting line of three in the middle - would that not explain their prominence?