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How are myths and science different?


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2011-09-13 04:08:30
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Science is never really and truly proven, it is growing / on going theories but myths have already been proven to be incorrect/false (hence the terms myth vs. fact)


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Myths maybe an ancient reasoning of the world, likened to modern science.

myths explain many things in science. For example in the myth Arachne, it explains how spiders weave webs.

No. It is the study of myths (mytho-logy), but it is not a science.

Without science, they relied on myths to explain how the wolrd had come about and what it was that made it work.

Different gods and different mythical creature. Also they were more disciplined and more strict.

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They are generally considered to be literature or folklore.

They are in no way related - everything is different.

the Greeks used the myths to explain the things that we now know is science other wise to explain the unexplainable.

At the time, they weren't myths, they believed it or at least I think they did. Therefore, it wasn't Science but Religon.

The early people did not have as sophisticated of science studies as we do now, so they used myths as a way to explain the world around them.

No. Science came after the Greek myths.The Greeks made up stories to explain why things were the way they were, with little to no knowledge of science.

What is true about all origin myths is that they all are myths, they all are created to explain how something in the natural world originated when the creator of the myth did not know how something in the natural world originated, and some origin myths have been busted by modern science.

roman myths are similar because they have the same stories and characteristics of the 12 main gods, but they do not have the same names

They shouldn't. There are rather rigorous methodological guidelines when arriving at an answer to explain the data you've gathered, and that is in turn ripped apart by experts in your field. Myths, on the other hand, may have their internal logic, but they don't explain things, and don't offer any understanding of processes. Myths also are untestable, which makes it not science. On a different note, it is possible however for common knowledge or folk knowledge to be confirmed by science.

Mythbusters is a great show if you like science, physics, and myths.

Science has debunked many ancient myths. Science has saved countless lives.

the difference is that they have different ideas of what myths are, for example:Big foot in America is called something different in Spain, or Mexico... I can't remember what it's called though!!! lol sorry!!

:Fables are lessens with moral values while myths tell stories of gods and heros.

myths usually have a base of truth, while fables are only stories in which animals can speak

Myths originated in many different ancient civilizations, such as Egypt, Greece, and Arabia. The origin of myths did not come from one specific region, but rather from all.

different science process

Well, one aspect of myths that cannot be denied is that they are ubiquitous across all countries and cultures. Every society has its own form of myths, and interestingly, often these different myths are re-tellings of central archetypal stories that are changed slightly to fit different cultures and experiences.

In ancient greece, their myths was both religion, and science. The seasons were caused by Demeter, lightning was conjured by Zeus, and Earthquakes were the doing of Poseidon.


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