The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #86702   Message #1614337
Posted By: Abby Sale
26-Nov-05 - 06:46 PM
Thread Name: happy? – Nov 26 (Maui discovered)
Subject: RE: happy? � Nov 26 (Maui discovered)
I agree. King David's book is certainly worth reading. I'm grateful it was cited to me a while back. A bit confusing to me keeping the names straight but you rarely get such a sophisticated perspective from the "primative natives" anywhere. Last time I posted about Cook & Hawaii, there were posts objecting that he was such a perfect character that King David was really misrepresenting the situation and slandering Cook. I'm more likely to believe Davie, though.

I like that he (same as devout practitioners of many other religions) makes little or no distinction between history and myth. At the same time, he seems very willing to accept best scientific evidence of the day.