Author David Talbott suggests that all
of human history can be seen as just two stories. First, came the story
of ancient mythology, when towering gods were said to have ruled the
world. Then came the story of science, emerging from a growing distrust
of the myths and a new emphasis on direct observation and reason.
But a third story is possible, according to Talbott, one that sees the
underlying provocation of the myths in extraordinary electrical events
occurring close to the Earth. That discernment will lead to a new
perspective on modern science as well. Today, a third story IS possible.
But it requires a reconsideration of both human stories—that of myth
and that of "settled science"—seeing both through the fresh lens of the