posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 04:14 PM
a reply to: Rainbowresidue
Because everybody in the thread has been polling, I did the same.
All the people I asked just admitted that they didn't remember well enough to make a guess either -stein or -stain. (After I got their answers, I
explained the reason for asking and brought them up to speed.)
This is actually a very interesting result in my opinion. I didn't lead them with questioning toward a specific answer, nor did they attempt to answer
aided by a false memory. I asked in all 4 people, each just saying they didn't recall well enough to provide an answer.
So, I can't help but think that the people who remember, seem to remember -stein, the people that looked it up are saying -stain (there have been
very, very few in this thread who remember it as -stain from memory alone,) and people who truly don't remember are admitting as much.
It just makes me wonder about the whole false, implanted memory thing (not to say it doesn't exist as a phenomenon, but that I'm not sure it explains
the entire issue here) because there's plenty of people who are willing to admit they don't remember. On the other hand, a lot of us that are most
insistent are the ones who were spelling champs, enthusiastic readers, people who have confidence in their reliable memories, and who had closer
relationships with these books.
And I'm going to invite myself into that hug there
edit on 25-6-2014 by NarcolepticBuddha because: (no reason given)