Most people understand that an eclipse of the sun occurs because the orbit of the Moon around the Earth happens to bring it directly in front of the Sun, as seen from a narrow stretch of ground. Martha and Noah Burkhold of Dundee, New York
Big Gods Followed Development of Big Societies, Rather Than Building Them, Suggests Cross Cultural Study
When theocratic politicians preach at us that we all have to believe in God, to prevent our own society from falling apart, they’re telling a just-so story. We live in a democracy. We set up our society ourselves.
Some bits of mythology seem perfectly designed to make the rounds of adolescent social networks. Among these is the character of Sterculius. Sterculius has caused a bit of a stir, since God Checker described the deity on Twitter as “the God of Poop from Roman