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Cargo cults, Axial Age, Cargo cults

December 26th, 2006 · No Comments

Cargo Cults and religion.

If you sometimes wonder how God came into being, it’s really quite simple. When a primitive culture encounters a more advanced culture (and not necessarily of a different species), engendering godlike status is a natural, if illogical reaction.

Monotheism, sourcing in the Old Testament period resembles a cargo cult phenomenon, but, alas, we see the evidence is part of the Axial Age, so who were the advanced beings?

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. — Arthur C. Clarke.

Tags: Evolution · Science & Religion · The Axial Age

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