Table 1 Parallels between cancer disease and the great flood

From: High volume surgery, flood myths, cancer, and minions

Prior to the event Event After the event
Time before the flood Comet impact/great flood Time after the flood
Time before cancer Cancer diagnosis Time after cancer diagnosis
Collect perceptions Allegory/metaphor Explanation, interpretation, justificationa
  1. aBoth events, the great flood, and cancer diagnosis are retrospectively evaluated in order to find an explanation/interpretation for their cause (ethical, moral, geological, genetical). Thus global geological events, climate changes, and diseases may continue to exist in the common memory of our civilization to justify ourselves, as described in the text