Friday, January 06, 2006


I suggest regarding the previous post that the following go together

2. His father is a King.
13. He is acknowledged as a king.
14. He rules.
15. He prescribes laws.
12. He marries a princess. 50%

ie if the story is about a king his dad was probably a king and there is a god chance he will marry a "princess" of some sort (political marriage).

these also tend ot go together

16. He loses favor with the Gods or his subjects.
17. He is forcibly driven from authority.
20. His children, if any, do not succeed him. 99%
18. He meets with a violent death. 80%
21. His body is not buried conventionally. 60%

ie if you are driven from authority your children dont suceed you and you quite often are killed either immediatly or later by the new reigeme and you get thrown in a swamp or whatever.

these two go together

8. The child is raised by foster parents in a far country. 10%
9. We are told virtually nothing of his childhood years. 95%

and these two say the same thing

6. There is an attempt to kill the child/god shortly after birth.
7. He is spirited away, escaping a premature death.

these go together

1. He is born of a virgin mother.
5. He is reputed to be the son of a god.

and these

10. On reaching manhood, usually at age 30, he commences his mission in life.
11. He successfully overcomes the most severe trials and tests.

you probably wont overcome severe trials unless you are of a good age and a mission implies trials.

I cant make muchsense of this

3. The father has a unique relationship with the mother.

and this is stupid

4. The circumstances of the child’s conception are unusual, often humble.

humble conception IS usual at least 2-6 thousand years ago it was.

22. He has one or more holy resting places.

this is after the fact (the place generally became holy AFTER he existed or did not exist) - in this case the argument seems to be "he is famous therefore he must not have existed." Or it could be the mroe reasonable "what arethe odds you actually know where he was burried? Ie the place you think it is is probably wrong.

19. His death occurs on the top of a hill.

this one is ok

the problem is that according to his theory any king who was overthrown probably did not exist.

But I do think the methodology could work with a bit more refining.

His work however does remind me of an old trick in academia where you list a large number of statements and by picking enough that are basically the same and along the lines that you want you can create the results pattern that you want.


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