One more thought before night night. Fiction is a marvelous tool to
exemplify points just because it tends to magnify or "blow up" the
effect. My best example for "metaphorical thinking" is an old Star Trek
New Generation called, I think, "The Children of Darmouk". The people
communicate by citing various myths and legends rather than
communicating directly. Wildly improbably that such a population could
develop and achieve space travel but still good fun. And is this so far
from the metaphors we live by (The good Samaritan; the prodigal child;
the teacher who touches the lives of student through innovative teaching
strategies; yadda, yadda)
From: Cunningham, Donald J.
Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2005 8:23 PM
Subject: Breaking away?
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