“From Mythos to Cosmos: From Representational Meaning-making and Mythmaking to Cosmology-making,” by Dr. Lee Greer

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From our early primate subfamily hominin ancestors >3 Mya through origin of our genus Homo ~2 Mya, and the emergence of anatomical modernity ~315 kya in Homo sapiens sapiens, humankind and its forebears have used agency-detection, personification, representational symbols, and tale-telling to model ourselves and our World. As meaning-making primates, we have structured our representational sense of the Universe and ourselves through myth, art, and story. Our spiritualities, that is, the essence of our world-representations and self-representations, and the search for life’s meaning, has been there with us long, long before the ancient Greeks ever sought natural causation and first applied math to Nature.

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