CARTA: The Role of Myth in Anthropogeny - Why Humans Tell Stories with Brian Boyd

7/15/2023; 19 minutes

Why are humans a compulsively storytelling species? Why especially do we invent stories, why do we tell one another stories that both teller and audience know to be untrue? Why do many of us come to believe some invented stories? What difference has our compulsion to tell stories made to us as individuals, societies, and a species? How do we understand stories so seemingly effortlessly? (#38995)

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