a reply to: wrathofall
If you disregard the fact that humans differ from each other even in anatomy, no nothing drastically had changed in last 100 years or so. Both sexes
have same number of ribs though some people are obviously under influence that Eve was made from Adam's rib and men should have one rib more. But hey,
count the ribs on your wife or girlfriend and yours and you will have the answer.
Heart was always slightly left from the middle, slightly diagonally between left and right and thus gets the most protection from outside. I've often
heard that heart actually lies on side, but it's just one of so many inaccuracies or "wisdoms" that keep surviving thanks to ignorant people.
Of course, there are cases of people having for example mirrored organs with spleen on right side instead on left and so on and also the nerves can
take a different route in some individuals than normally and it happens that doctors damage the nerve or some other tissue that shouldn't be there.
And of course not all kidneys or brains have the same weight, but a very large % of people shares same structure. There are all kinds of diseases that
can cause various anatomical displacements- exceptions to the rule, but it's the rule that matters.
I think it must be taken into consideration that even in schools we were though many wrong things. In my primary school atom was made of neutron,
electron and proton and noone mentioned quarks, though they were discovered. And I bet in most schools they still teach that DNA remains the same for
whole our lives.
Though i was 100% sure it was Pete Townsend and not TownsHend and though in my memory the tank ran over Tankman I can quite easily convince my self I
was wrong. in my memory image I see his upper body lying on the ground between both tracks in a way that his legs should be under tank left track, but
in my black and white picture I do not see any blood or remains of the body and do not actually see any part of his body being smashed over: the image
simply ends without seeing the "final result" of the trampled body, just with an impression that the guy simply couldn't survive...).
Two if my friends agreed about Townsend and one checked his records and CDs and was surprised to see Townshend written down. His sister and his
brother in law and another friend answered Townshend without any shadow of a doubt. MOst people I've asked do not remember about Tankman, but a friend
of mine of same age clearly stated that the Tankman wasn't ran over.
I never listened to The Who, never had their records or CDs, so i guess I knew his name from reading some papers and maybe the news printed the name
wrong and it's not even the name or topic that I would read a lot about it.
And between Tianenmen and today i wasn't thinking or reading about the protest and my image popped out just after reading this thread. And in this
time there was a war in Bosnia and Kuwait and Iraq and Afganistan and plenty of other images that I guess I mixed up. For me there are more rational
explanations than time shifts.
By the way, while reading this thread and other links I learned the right way to spell 45 is fortyfive and not foUrtyfive and that the latter is now
considered ancient form ans a misspelling (English is not my native language, we learned it in school). So, I do not thing time shifted and caused the
changed, obviously is just one of those things I took for granted without checking, cause it was logically sound, though logic often bends to language
And most of those 500 ME examples from thread
is simple ignorance or believes based on wrong info given to people. For example, we all know that no flat map can show the real Earth image and that
land depicted gets distorted, on most maps areas closer to poles are depicted larger compared to Equator area and this can easily mislead people. In
schools there were different types of maps through the ages and most people thinks what they learnt in school still holds though several decades have
past by. Take into account that some maps were intentionally misprinted for different reasons and then you have people believing New Zealand jumped
from SE to NW or W of Australia. This has nothing to do with time shift but with mislearned knowledge.
Humans are weird, in case we are not sure about certain fact, we tend to believe another person about same fact though we have no means to check if
this person's knowledge is worse or better than hours. It happens all the time, it's a classic "authority mistake". If a statement is made by a more
educated person or someone who holds a high rank in government or military or printing company we believe that must be true, simply cause we think
they know better and that pointing company can't make a "dilemna" mistake.
None of those 500 listed ME examples in nowhere near to examples of people entering parallel worlds. I even doubt the poster who mentioned the wrong
color car. There were many times I was searching for some lost item that in my memories had a particular colour and couldn't find until I stopped
searching for (or by) colour and started to actually search for item (I guess everyone know a feeling when e.g. a yellow book with black back becomes
white with green back...).
And regarding colors: the wrong car color case could be cool if poster and his girlfriend aren't colorblinded and there are many other variables that
affect how we perceive colors. Trousers that I see as light blue are always grey for my friend and we just can't agree about this.
While it may sound weird, I think reading same name thousand times doesn't prove anything, cause our mind is set to read what we are familiar with.
That's the only reason some mistakes endure for ages. If you read certain word for the first time and remember it, than every time you read the same
word, your brain is already expecting the same word unless you are very careful. Reading becomes automatic. Like aforementioned 45 example. It's been
proven in many cases that while reading we search for meaning and we disregard repeated words like "of of" instead of just "of" and we read "of" just
I bet we can easily dismiss 499 of those 500 ME example with pure rational reasoning, though I still wonder why I have the wrong memory about Tankman
and what would my memory about him be if asked same question 3 or 5 or 10 years ago.