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Sun Jul 8, 2012, 02:34 PM

35. I hate how humans cast both their greatest deeds and their worst as a higher power's doing

We always look for hierarchies to conform with or rebel against. It's the pendulum that swings back and forth.

Erich Von Daniken claimed spacemen built the pyramids reducing humans to imbeciles with opposable thumbs. The Bible doesn't do much better. It is divine intervention -- deus ex machina -- the God particle gets all the credit for human accomplishment.

But I always look for the possible historical account in the "legends" and "stories" anyway. I blame Yul Brynner and Cecil B. De Mille and some crazy ass synchronization of beliefs that has guided my interests through the years.

I try not to deal in abstractions.

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