The consensus opinion of myth

26 Jun 2010 June 21st has an excellent post by Rens van der Sliujs on the scholarly evidence of similarities between cultures - sometimes from opposite sides of the planet. He says there is an ingrained prejudice against looking for similarities - and what is thought to be good scholarly work is for somebody in a specialised field to discover oddities peculiar to that culture and the period of time being researched. The fact that there might have been lots of similarities with other cultures is ignored. In fact, similarities over lots of cultures is unmentionable - and in adddition, astronomical interpretations are barely palatable amongst classicists and other professionals in the field of Near Eastern Studies. We might add to Rens comments - and this is called rational science. Is that so?