"Myths are about the human struggle|
to deal with the great passages of time and life--
birth, death, marriage, the transitions
from childhood to adulthood to old age.
They meet a need
in the psychological or spiritual nature of humans
that has absolutely nothing to do with science.
To try to turn a myth into a science,
or a science into a myth,
is an insult to myths,
an insult to religion,
and an insult to science.
In attempting to do this, creationists have missed
the significance, meaning,
and sublime nature of myths.
They took a beautiful story
of creation and re-creation
and ruined it."
excerpt from Why People Believe Weird
Things (p. 130)
The Book of Mormon by Joseph Smith
Deceptions and Myths of the Bible by Lloyd Graham
Dying to Live: Near-Death Experiences by Susan Blackmore
Edge of Tomorrow: An Arctic Year by Sam Wright
The First Fossil Hunters: Paleontology in Greek and Roman Times by Adrienne Mayor
First Peoples, First Contacts: Native Peoples of North America by J.C.H. King
Fossil Legends of the First Americans by Adrienne Mayor
Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
Greek Fire, Poison Arrows & Scorpion Bombs by Adrienne Mayor
Greek Myths for Young Children by Marcia Williams
The Greeks and Their Gods by W. K. C. Guthrie
Half Human, Half Animal: Tales of Werewolves and Related Creatures by Jamie Hall
In the Beginning: A New Interpretation of Genesis by Karen Armstrong
Lost Christianities: The Battle for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew by Bart D. Ehrman
The Mythmaker: Paul and the Invention of Christianity by Hyam MacCoby
Religion and the Decline of Magic by Keith Thomas
The Unauthorized Version: Truth and Fiction in the Bible by Robin Fox
Venus Revealed by David Harry Grinspoon
Who Wrote the New Testament? The Making of the Christian Myth by Burton Mack