are many things we don't understand in the world, and there are are many stories
about where we came from. There are also ways that have been developed to handle
the creeping sense that the stories may really be true.
came up the idea of the uncanny. This is a term used to describe the feeling
of unease that is experienced when you doubt that the scientific ideas that
you have been raised with.
to him it can be applied to help understand the way you feel when thinking about
hands that move by themselves, or ghostly voices calling at you from the dark.
the end his method of understanding the world is no less superstitious than
any other; he relies upon science as being capable of comprehanding all occurences
in life, no matter what they may be. This is almost equal to a belief in God.
may or may not have been correct when he said that God does not play dice with
the universe. If quantum physicians are correct then there is such a thing as
a random occurence, and so Freud's idea that the world is ultimately comprehendable
knowledge becomes power, on a personal and metaphysical level. If you can understand
your environment, then you have no need to fear.