An ice lead in the Arctic Ocean is captured from the NSF/NCAR C-130 aircraft as it flies roughly 30 meters (100 feet) above the ocean during a field project studying low-level ozone formation. Image credit: James Hannigan/UCAR.
We lack cultural mythology that might function as a matrix of shared meanings. Without such a mythology, we lack the resources to achieve collective coherence and personal wholeness. And under these conditions, that is, the conditions of amythia, there is little chance that Western culture will survive very far into the 21st Century... When artfully presented, when fitted with its implications for hope and its call to service, the metaphor of evolution can restore Western culture to its bearings in nature and history.