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Mankind has always sought to understand the world around him In the early ages myths were the source of explanation They explained such things as natural phenomena and the origin of man Many people today consider science to be the mythology of the modern era Science is knowledge acquired by observation by deduction and by testing Science is not the mythology of the modern age as it is universal constantly expanding human knowledge and is based on fact not belief Science is universal while myths are created by different people and are unique to that specific group For example Sir Isaac Newtons law of graity is universally accepted No one can try to contradict this theory because of the ample evidence of tests and observations On the other hand two myths createdby differnet cultures will deal with the same topic differnetly For example Zeus controls thunder and lightning in Greek myths while Thor is the Viking god of thunder and lightning Science is progressive and in a constant state of change However myths generally stay the same They simply explain an event or experience and the basic storyline never changes For example knowledge from the myth Demeter and Persphone hasnt advanced since the time it was created However advances in science are made every day For example the Wright brothers plane to the latest spacecraft Science is based on facts and knowledge and is proven while myths are rooted in beliefs hopes and fears In science all statements must be proven before they are accepted However myths are accepted because of a sense of belief with no form of factual basis For example Sir Isaac Newtons third law of motion is based on observation and testing not belief A good example of belief is Demeter and Persphone This myth gives people the explanation for why there is different seasons In todays society there are many believers that science is the mythology of the modern age
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