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The Truth About The Berenstein Bears

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posted on Apr, 27 2017 @ 02:46 AM
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On that map Greenland looks like it would be the largest nation in the world. I remember it being large but nowhere near that huge.




posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 03:28 PM
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originally posted by: LoneCloudHopper2
a reply to: Box of Rain

On that map Greenland looks like it would be the largest nation in the world. I remember it being large but nowhere near that huge.


That is in fact the whole issue surrounding what is often called "The Greenland Problem" with the Mercator projection. It has been discussed for many years (definitely since I was in school in the 1970s, and I'm sure prior to that) that because of the way the Mercator Projection warps the globe in order to fit on a flat map, it makes Greenland look to be the size of Africa -- which it isn't.

That' "Greenland Problem" is not a new criticism of the Mercator Projection at all.

And it's more of a symptom of a bigger problem with the Mercator Projection than the problem itself, since Greenland is not very inhabited. Look up the "Peter's-Gall" projection for more on the problems with the Mercator Projection.




edit on 28/4/2017 by Soylent Green Is People because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 30 2017 @ 04:02 PM
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originally posted by: Soylent Green Is People

originally posted by: jacygirl
a reply to: Finspiracy


I am not a special snowflake, just a normal person who has no problem admitting when she is wrong. I have a great memory for many things, so-so for others. But when my kids and friends all remember the same memories with me, I can't understand WHY!!
jacy



Because you are all human who have the same human perceptions -- perceptions which are affected by similar cultural influences and by similar instinctive hard-wiring of your brains.

It's the same reason why many people can see the same familiar shapes in clouds, or other examples of pareidolia -- and that reason is because our brains present similar perceptions of the world to most people because most people's brains are affected by similar influences. Sure, sometimes the cloud shapes are purely subjective and different to every observer, but I know that often my wife, daughter, and I all agree on the subjective cloud shape -- because our subjective opinions are based on similar influences.

Don't forget, what our brains allow us to see, hear, and remember is NOT an exact reproduction of reality. Instead, everything we see, hear, feel, remember has been passed through the filter of our brains, and that filter presents us with an altered account of reality.

And since there are similarities I those filters among many people, and most people have the same instincts hard-wired into their brains, the end product of perception could have similarities from person to person.



You responded to "jacygirl" who quoted me.

Yeah i see pareidolia very often. Here on ATS, mars picture topics, and even on my window curtains my mama gave to me. I see faces on those curtains, even famous peoples faces, but i realize they are only just patterns when i view them in the context.

However, i don't see how you can relate pareidolia with mandela effect?

Nevertheless, i give you super credit for not being offensive or disrespectful towards believers of ME.



 
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