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Paleomythologies: The Spiritual Persuasion of Evolution

Authors: Gregory Schneider-Bateman (University of Wisconsin - Stout) , Julie A Homchick Crowe (Seattle University)

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Abstract

A current rise in so-called “caveman” diets, books, exercise regimes and other trends demonstrates a cultural attempt to reclaim idealized prehistoric conditions for the modern human. In a rhetorical analysis of texts from this modern paleo culture, we identify what we call a “paleomyth” and illustrate how such lifestyle trends not only offer truncated understandings of evolutionary science, but more importantly how they offer a mythological narrative for paleo believers.

Keywords: paleo, evolution, myth

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Schneider-Bateman, G. & Homchick Crowe, J. A., (2018) “Paleomythologies: The Spiritual Persuasion of Evolution”, Poroi 14(1), p.1-28. doi: https://doi.org/10.13008/2151-2957.1262

Rights: Copyright © 2018 Gregory Schneider-Bateman, Julie A. Homchick Crowe

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24 May 2018
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