The benefit of opening the window between science and myth is to allow all of the generations to inform one another. By refusing to write off the observations, experiences, and imagination of the ages as merely ignorant, backward or stupid, we open up the possibility of something brand new from sources that we’ve too easily branded as old and irrelevant.
We can go from just believing everything on our side of the window, and believing nothing on the other side, to exploring the possibilities that just looking through the window might bring.
If we’re motivated to explore these possibilities, we don’t have to accept myth as pure fact. We simply have to be willing to engage myth as a kind of imaginative expression of fact.
In this video, Frederick Tamagi explores why sciences have increasingly begun investigating myth as new alternative sources for the very facts that fuel science.