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Welcome, George. I agree. It is all just made up from back in the day when telling stories around the campfire was a major form of socializing and passing on traditions. We no longer have to do this. We have scientific methods of research, experimentation and peer review. We can explain thunder, lightning, meteors, eclipses, earthquakes, etc., and can even predict many to plan ahead.