Is it that myth, prediction and prophecy are so deeply ingrained in the human psyche that we more readily respond to these than we will our best science? Prophecy is a story, and a story is common trait across cultures and time, its in our cultural DNA. For millennia, knowledge has been transmitted through story and myth, not data and reason. Science is new to us, only a few hundred years old by comparison. And we know that human beings do not operate on the basis of our rational brain alone.