Could myths not reflect reality?

This conclusion seems undeniable: that there were (highly) advanced cultures in existence on Earth before the Universal Deluge of about 13,000 years ago. The Deluge has been attested to by a very large number of widely-separated cultures – about 500. That some stakeholders in the physical sciences treat such tribal (oral) histories as myth is irrelevant. Traditionally, so-called myths were accepted as attempted explanations by earlier societies of events then inexplicable to them.

But where tribal memories of experienced events are involved, in the form of tales passed from generation to generation, it would be extremely foolish for us now to assert that such tales must refer to non-events; that is, made-up stories. Why would these people do that? There is a great deal that we do not know. Denying that is equally foolish.

Worse still, so much of what we are told are scientific facts seem, so often, to be only plausible speculative conclusions; the best possible explanations. I instance 2 theories which are posited as reliable, if not proven: the Big Bang theory of cosmogony, and Darwin’s theory of evolution. These are only tentative conclusions which, in time, may be seen as myth (attempted explanations).

“Graham Hancock, in his book Underworld:The mysterious origins of civilisation, visits the remains of a prehistoric, worldwide civilisation using the monuments it left behind. He posits that this worldwide culture was brought to an end by superfloods. Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D. contends in Voyages of the pyramid builders: the true origins of the pyramids from lost Egypt to Ancient America that the geological, linguistic, and geographical evidence associated with the worldwide megalith monuments demonstrates the actual existence of such a prototype civilisation, a civilisation that was dispersed around the globe by rising sea levels caused by a flurry of comets.”

So says Peter Bros in The case for the flood: exposing the scientific myth of the ice age in Forbidden History, edited by Douglas Kenyon. Bros is the author of ‘a multi-volume exposition that sets forth a consistent picture of physical reality and humanity’s place in the universe’ titled The Copernican Series.

In passing, Bros is critical of Charles Lyell’s theory of uniformitarianism (that geological processes occur only gradually), and of Louis Agassiz, the inventor of ice ages (both now challenged by others as well). Where uniformitarianism can accommodate sporadic interventions from the sky, ice ages may qualify as a modern myth which explains nothing.

A cosmic ‘collision’ affecting the tilt of Earth or its distance from the sun could surely explain the sudden emergence of ‘snowball’ conditions such as the Younger Dryas.