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Conflicts regarding tradition

Post by gali » 02 Oct 2017, 04:38

There were a couple of conflicts in the story regarding tradition.

Tom wanted to bury the atlatl he found, while Myra wanted to use it to prevent construction. Later, he came to change his mind, but it was too late due to the destruction of the atlatl.

Myra thought that legends hold more significant than real data, in oppose to Sergei.

Who do you think was right in both cases? What matters most, legends or data?
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Post by kandscreeley » 02 Oct 2017, 08:26

That's a tough question. I think legends/traditions have their place but so does data. There's probably some elusive happy medium (like all of life) between the two.
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Post by Job Njoroge » 02 Oct 2017, 08:51

Data and legends should work to complement each other since the legends have reasons backing them some sound others not
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Post by Christina Rose » 02 Oct 2017, 10:40

Coming from a culture rich in traditions passed down verbally, I tend to find be on the side of legends more so than data. However, I agree with those that answered before me, in that there is likely a happy medium allowing the two to compliment each other.

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Post by Amagine » 02 Oct 2017, 16:55

I think that they are both equally important. Traditions are important because they are part of who you are or your family are. At the same time, without data, we wouldn't know about many traditions.
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Post by gali » 02 Oct 2017, 23:05

I agree with you that both are important.
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Post by jwalker73 » 03 Oct 2017, 05:16

Both are important and sometimes the evidence to support a legend's true existence has been buried so deep it has just not been discovered yet.

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Post by Amagine » 03 Oct 2017, 05:19

jwalker73 wrote:Both are important and sometimes the evidence to support a legend's true existence has been buried so deep it has just not been discovered yet.
I agree with you. Both are important to have.
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Post by Vickie Noel » 03 Oct 2017, 10:46

I tend to err more on the side of data, though I understand the significance of legends as it forms the basis of a people's culture, sometimes, their origin as well. But I think the facts generally speak more for themselves.
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Post by jennyd2003 » 03 Oct 2017, 15:53

Both are important and it's great when the data supports the legend. It can help truth be known.

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Post by Christina Rose » 03 Oct 2017, 22:31

Vickie Noel wrote:I tend to err more on the side of data, though I understand the significance of legends as it forms the basis of a people's culture, sometimes, their origin as well. But I think the facts generally speak more for themselves.
I can agree with you that facts and physical data can pretty much speak for themselves, but I still tend to lean more towards legends as being more significant in terms of knowing where you came from. To some, those stories of creation, legends of warriors, and various rituals and such, are all that's truly left after war and violence and even weather. Those are our links to preserve, even if we can't put them in a museum.

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Post by dhwanis » 03 Oct 2017, 23:45

I feel that there both should be important, but one should not become primary. Facts, without legends, would be too dull and legends without facts just do not work.
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Post by walter7 » 03 Oct 2017, 23:57

The two compliment to each other but mostly data should work with legends
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Post by BoyLazy » 04 Oct 2017, 04:07

Both are important but I would give a little more preference to data while not completely ignoring the importance of legends.
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Post by Amagine » 04 Oct 2017, 13:29

walter7 wrote:The two compliment to each other but mostly data should work with legends
The two definitely do compliment one another that's why both are needed.
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