Plato wove historical fact into literary myth.
Human history is highly nonlinear and unpredictable.
Anecdotal thinking comes naturally; science requires training.
One, I am skeptical of the effectiveness of nutritional supplements.
But there is only one surefire method of proper pattern recognition, and that is science.
Scientific prayer makes God a celestial lab rat, leading to bad science and worse religion.
But because we live in an age of science, we have a preoccupation with corroborating our myths.
Either the soul survives death or it does not, and there is no scientific evidence that it does.
When alien abductees recount to me their stories, I do not deny that they had a real experience.
The principal barrier to a general acceptance of the monist position is that it is counterintuitive.