Re: false expectations and blind spots ... and Guernica
He [bluegenes] has unrealistic expectations here about the information conveyed in myths and legends, expecting them to have scientific precise information about reality, and then claims they are falsified by actual objective empirical evidence of reality.
I certainly do not expect myths and legends to have scientific precise information about reality.
This is irrational,
Well, you made it up.
and is a result of cognitive dissonance in looking at the nonconforming information in an unbiased and dispassionate manner. see Cognitive Dissonance and Cultural Beliefs for more, and Message 20 in particular.
And you made that up as well.
Such societies typically use spiritual and symbolic language to convey concepts and ideas, methods that are not scientifically precise, but still capable of carrying important information about reality.
Most certainly. The tales concern us, our minds, and our relationship to the world. What they don't do, and what's relevant to this thread, is show any signs of conveying any positive information that would support the literal existence of any supernatural beings outside the (very important) world of our minds. Their actual usefulness in other respects isn't being discussed.
It is important to understand how this works before dismissing it out of hand as bluegenes does (confirmation bias, blind-spot, dtc etc etc).
I've always been interested in myths, myth making, and the roles they play in human societies. For example, your current need to make up a mythological bluegenes is interesting, and certainly says a lot more about you than it does about me.
I like your new posting style. Given the choice between massive great posts with bright coloured boxes, buttons and bells which contain absolutely no content to support your claim that my theory is weak, and four word plain coloured posts which achieve exactly the same result, I think the latter show far more common sense and economy.
You could improve, of course, by leaving out everything except the "Enjoy" bit, or just swallowing your pride, and admitting that I'm right.
An alternative view might be that you've failed to actually make any precise point.
I suspect that you might believe that you're making some profound or interesting point about human spirituality, but I could be wrong, and you certainly haven't done so.
As for your question, it would be difficult to answer even in a 10,000 word essay. We artists tend to have thought quite a lot about such things in our lives. But as you've been making up beliefs for a character called bluegenes, and making up things about his psychological state, why don't you just continue to do so?