Saturday, October 19, 2013

A Mythological Debate

"You don't know what you're talking about kid," said the man in the nice dark suit and power blue tie.

"But Dr. Schultz, I feel like my evidence should be weighed in this matter," spoke the young boy, appearing to be about age 10.

"What you are saying is not possible, probable, or verifiable," sneered Dr. Schultz, "Science is about facts, not allegations. You say your father is the cause of this; I say, you cannot prove it."

"But Dr. Schultz, you just gave a lecture today on the importance of hearing and challenging every hypothesis. You claimed today that your theory of the sun's central heat being produced by those eleven different atomic reactions is the greatest advancement in solar research in two decades. You showed the weakness of every opposing theory to date. I only want to challenge the newest theory, even if it is yours; it's for your own good," petitioned the young boy.

The dark-suited professor was now losing his general irenic spirit, "You are not giving theories; you are dealing in superstition, myth, and religion. Enough with you and your 'father'."

"But sir, NASA has speculated for years that advanced life-forms may be the cause of numerous inter-galactic and solar activities. What makes you so sure that a person or god like Apollo doesn't really have charge of our sun and it's daily activities before the human eye?"

"Apollo is a myth, and myths contain no truth," ejaculated the now red-faced professor.

"Professor, it seems you are unwilling to allow for hypotheses of all sorts, if you refuse to consider ideas beyond your scope of knowledge."

"Beyond MY scope of knowledge," bellowed the doctor, "I have two Ph.D.s and been tenured for twice as many years as you are alive. What makes you think my scope of knowledge is sub-par?"

The young boy, turned, speaking almost under his breath, but just loud enough for Dr. Schultz to take in the final words, "You too would doubt the knowledge of university education if you awoke each morning as the son of a god. Professors long ago abandoned their ability to see beyond the pages of their own books, and thus the insight to kneel before the power of the gods. Since they quit looking beyond their own brains for answers to the world, all they seem to see anymore is the answers in their own brains."

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