In the chapters about myths there is an abundance of stories from all over the world, which are all variants of Noah's ark. (so it is very futile for some to go looking for the leftover pieces of the ark on mount Ararat! But they must have had fun trying, I hope).
Then there is the theory of how life began. Joy oh joy - on Tahiti it is established that THE EGG CAME FIRST. What a relief to find out. "There was a giant egg. Inside which all of the life force was hidden. The God Taaroa broke the egg in two. From the upper part the sky was formed, and from the lower part the earth."
SO THE EGG CAME FIRST.
But wait, in Finland A BIRD FLEW AND SAT ON THE KNEE OF A WIZARD AND LAID AN EGG.
Drat. What came first, the egg or the bird. Same old question.
Never mind. It is amazing all the ways life has been regarded as having come about.
We still don't know, except Susan. She is sure it is evolution, but from what? From the Big Bang of course, but what came first, the Big Bang or another Big Bang. And what caused it? A big bird flying and dropping an egg, and all the elements spilled out and caused chaos, and from chaos came order and evolution.
I think I will stick with quantum whatever, even if I only understand a little bit of it. It involves consciousness. I am not going to try to look clever here, because I am not!
But what some call cosmic consciousness, of which we are supposed to be a small part, that appeals to me. It is not fashion at the moment to talk about God - not another one! All the Greek ones alone is more than enough, and then the rest of the world have overlapping ones.
But life seems to me to have intelligence. I will stop here and go shopping and come home with some goodies to eat while reading some more of Alexandro's book.
Bye, bye, see you later.