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Mimetoliths

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posted on May, 19 2008 @ 02:29 PM
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A nice - and occasionally surprisingly poetic - website on mimetoliths.

The idea to post it was inspired directly by the various threads about seemingly artificially made structures on Mars and elsewhere, but I thought a wider audience could profit from its educational content (hence an independent thread).

Don't get me wrong: I am perfectly open to the idea that some of the formations discussed in the various threads, notably some of the formations on Earth, could have been manipulated by some force other than nature. But I am sure everyone will agree that being acutely aware of what nature can do - and does - is not a bad idea.


I also think it would be a good idea for people to contribute as many natural anthropomorphic (or other interestingly shaped) rock formations from their home countries, or places they have been to. This way, we could build a useful library of images, for reference and educational use.




posted on May, 19 2008 @ 02:53 PM
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These come directly from the website above, but I just had to post them because they are so beautiful - and even "humorous", as a researcher called one of them:



Soft-boiled egg, hold the spam


and


The Virgin Mary


and my personal favourite:

A faux-Munch


(We knew, of course, that Nature was an artist... but who would have thought that it had a knack for modernist art? :-))



P.S. I just have to add this one for your viewing pleasure...

It's positively gorgeous.


The Paradise Island





[edit on 19-5-2008 by Vanitas]



posted on May, 19 2008 @ 06:50 PM
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How come no Scots(wo)man here mentioned the Grey Man of Merrick?

Tsk, tsk... where's your national pride?



posted on May, 21 2008 @ 12:29 PM
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Originally posted by Vanitas


How come no Scots(wo)man here mentioned the Grey Man of Merrick?

Tsk, tsk... where's your national pride?





I live about 15 miles from this, and have seen it on many occasions when I was younger and into hillwalking - wish I had taken some photos

Quite a cool sight to see (although not when its pouring with rain and the mist is down).


G



posted on May, 21 2008 @ 12:36 PM
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Thanks for the heads up!


Are there any local legends or tales related to it?



posted on May, 23 2008 @ 01:35 PM
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Originally posted by Vanitas
reply to post by shihulud
 


Thanks for the heads up!


Are there any local legends or tales related to it?


Not as far as I'm aware but I'll visit the local museum and ask a few old folk in the area, maybe they might have heard a few tales - as the local area is steeped in history.


G



posted on May, 24 2008 @ 04:59 PM
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That would be nice!
Thanks.


And again, if anyone has photos of such formations in their own environment, I hope you post them here.



posted on May, 24 2008 @ 05:05 PM
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This is one is almost funny...


Here's looking at you, kid


And this one is elegantly eerie, if there is such a thing...



Between Worlds

(It reminds me of Etruscan art. But then, I am very partial to the Etruscan culture, so even the soft-boiled egg - see the second post - might remind me of it...
)



posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 07:00 PM
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Amazing, how little interest and admiration Mother Nature gets...



posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 10:31 AM
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Originally posted by Vanitas
Amazing, how little interest and admiration Mother Nature gets...



Vanitas,another great thread.


Heres an interesting one:


Old Man Winter


You're not wrong about Mother Nature either -if you've got any good pics then feel free to post away.


Post your favourite nature pic

Cheers.



posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 10:38 AM
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Oh wow - that's a good one!


Thanks!



posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 03:33 PM
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Originally posted by Vanitas

These come directly from the website above, but I just had to post them because they are so beautiful - and even "humorous", as a researcher called one of them:



Soft-boiled egg, hold the spam


and


The Virgin Mary


and my personal favourite:

A faux-Munch


(We knew, of course, that Nature was an artist... but who would have thought that it had a knack for modernist art? :-))



P.S. I just have to add this one for your viewing pleasure...

It's positively gorgeous.


The Paradise Island



I wonder, how many people have actually clicked on the links above and SAW these "masterpieces"...?
I can't believe there were very many, or there would be a lot of talk about them here.

Then again, I am sure many who prefer attributing anything ever so slightly extra-ordinary to unidentified alien forces would rather NOT see them..






[edit on 24-11-2009 by Vanitas]



posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 03:39 PM
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That is a fantastic site there.
Excellent thread.

S+F'd



posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 03:41 PM
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Vanitas did you know theres a Mimetolith movie?


mimetoliths.blogspot.com...



posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 03:42 PM
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Thank you (on their behalf, not mine) - it is fantastic, isn't it?

And I am sincerely glad whenever I see anyone, such as yourself, appreciating it.
(Which is why I am not glad very often.
)






[edit on 24-11-2009 by Vanitas]



posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 03:43 PM
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No!
Going there ASAP.


Thanks!



posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 03:47 PM
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Originally posted by Vanitas
reply to post by karl 12
 


No!
Going there ASAP.


Thanks!










posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 03:48 PM
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Aren't rocks just great?


I've been collecting rocks and crystals my whole life, i should have become a geologist. I'm taking a seminar in rock identification right now though. I'm a rock freak!

Thanks for the thread!



posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 03:49 PM
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Originally posted by Wallachian


Thanks for the thread!



Yeah.... the thread....er.... ROCKS huh?




posted on Nov, 25 2009 @ 01:57 AM
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Great thread and incredible links for anyone interested in the wonders of nature!

Once again natures art is amazing and will continue to fascinate!

Thanks Vanitas, for this and the Atmospheric Optics thread!



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