Science Fiction: the mythos of science and modernity

Does the modern world of science and technology still have, or need, a mythos? Every early society had a powerful mythos that unified millions of peoples into a unified culture. If modernity does have a mythos, science fiction is a good candidate.

I sat down with Ralph Cree of the Evolving Spiritual Practice podcast for an in-depth chat about the ways science fiction tries and fails to craft a new mythos for the modern world. The conversation spirals into some fascinating areas of human development and stage theory (stage theorists will get the pun).

Listen on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/science-fiction-the-mythos-of-science-and-modernity/id1552740357?i=1000548740609

Listen on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/episode/7EsVNnSmYm4TZkkSfXMizw?si=6sHPYr8tR5CSDLpujbJ_Nw&fbclid=IwAR27Jzk486c_Ty-kIQCd3BnsErZ-lgScNfFbbcqL3qWAuSN9Wk8bFdUCkX0&nd=1

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Published by Damien Walter

Writer and storyteller. Contributor to The Guardian, Independent, BBC, Wired, Buzzfeed and Aeon magazine. Special forces librarian (retired). Teaches the Rhetoric of Story to over 35,000 students worldwide.

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