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Unformatted text preview: 4-19-07EnglishLogos and MythosMyths and legends were how the early man explained the happenings of the world before science became more sophisticated and dominant. After logic and science started to explain the unexplained, the myths that were created became obsolete and foolish. Although there is controversy and debate over the creation of man, we all know that Prometheus wasnt the one looking out for us and offsetting Epimetheus mistake. Despite making intellectual advances throughout the ages people still have a difficult time differentiating between myths and truths. Either through constant repetition or truths only known esoterically there are still myths present. However as we learn more the world of logos grows bigger and the world of mythos grows smaller. Traditional myths are proven wrong daily, but there are contemporary myths created which help keep the mythos world alive. Some of the myths that exist today are old wives tales, misunderstandings in societies or urban legends. Occasionally theyre true, but more often than not, they are just what they are, myths.One myth that is most favored by mothers all around the world is the one in which if you go out in cold weather, especially with wet hair, you will catch a cold. This myth can also be broadened to include not wearing enough clothing in the winter will cause you in getting a cold. This myth has roots before science was anywhere near sophisticated and germs were unknown organisms. One thing that can be agreed on is that the cold is cold and is typically bad for you since you will be cold and that is unpleasant for most. People in the past noticed that colds were more common in the unpleasant for most....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course ENGL 110 taught by Professor Berenguel during the Spring '08 term at UConn.
- Spring '08