Otherwise rational people believe - or at least partially believe - in many fantastical myths about the world in which they live. Indeed, it is an entirely human inclination to want to believe in what might be called otherworldly explanations for phenomena for which there are no easily explainable causes. In these eye-opening lectures, Professor Susan A. Johnston of the George Washington University applies an archaeological perspective to the biggest myths and mysteries in world history.
Examining prominent theories and available evidence in a scholarly light, Professor Johnston introduces her audience to the scientific method, demonstrating the most reasonable course for determining whether one's beliefs have merit, or are perhaps less than satisfying when held up to more rigorous examination.
©2010 Susan Johnston (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC
Informative Unambiguous truthful
The lecture format is well suited to the topic.
When she emotes the subject comes alive
I was fascinated
Boring. Pedagogical. Uninspired. Haven't made it to the end of the book as when I fall asleep, the sound of my head hitting the desk wakes me up, and I turn it off.
"these lectures were very good for a new interest"
yes, but the lectures were basic and would have liked more information
think these are first year lectures so were not new to me, but were good and the information well told
I always prefer to listen then read
yes listened in one sitting
this is a course of lectures, think I would have preferred the information as a story,
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