Can a society function without myth, particularly an origins myth? Can parallels be drawn between myth and the theory of evolution? Are there parallels between the way myths gain prestige (and shield their beliefs from criticism) and how evolution is marketed? To understand how evolution’s sacred aura has been built up, advances in philosophy of science are examined.
What happens after the world has run down?
A pair of deep time science fiction short stories from award-winning author Jay Lake. Includes the critically-acclaimed "The Courtesy of Guests", winner of the Soft Science Fiction Award for 2001, as well as the sequel "The Passing of Guests".