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« Reply #26: February 25, 2009, 07:52:15 am »

Just to add to the discussion, there is a tribe in South America, the Pirahã that do not tell stories, not in the way that we do. They have no creation myth (because everything always was and always is - there is only the present) - in fact no mythology of any kind at all, no history, no real words for time, and no art.

That's utterly startling...and intriguing. I'll have to read those links.
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