reply to post by amongus
I have to agree with 'amongus' on this.
I clicked, and was 'rewarded' with a link to a smallish page filled with multiple pictures...I assumed, IF I had 'clicked' on each one, I may have
been rewarded with some 'revelation'....fortunately, I read ahead on this thread....and didn't waste my time.
Really....to paraphrase a dead psychiatrist...."sometimes a cigar is just a cigar..."
That same analogy could imply that 'somtimes a rock is just a rock'.....although the connotation isn't the same, the intent is obvious.
It harkens to seeing a 'Bunny' in a fluffy cloud....The Human brain has evolved to recognize patterns. EVEN IF
it is not there!!! THAT is
why we can recognize faces so easily...it is an evolutionary trait!!!
Think about the faces of Chimpanzees that you have seen, in your lifetime.
Certainly, many of us, myself included, have seen many Chimps, whether on TV or live at the Zoo...you may even have looked into their eyes, at the
BUT, when you consider your memory of them....didn't they all 'look alike' to you???
Compare to your ability to remember Human faces....WE, as Humans, rely more on the 'visual' than on the other senses...our sense of smell, for
instance, is not anywhere near what other animals experience. BECAUSE we have subsituted eyesight for smell. Not on purpose, it is part of our
HOW does this relate to THIS
Simple. When presented photos taken on non-terrestrial planets the "observor" cries out "FAKE" because it doesn't comport to the "observor's"
concept of a photo, as they have seen before.
However, the "observor" who cries "FAKE" has not the understanding of photography, nor does this "observor" comprehend the purely 'alien'
environment where the photographs were being taken. NOR does this "observor", after-the-fact comprehend the technical issues involved, in taking
hundred of pictures....knowing that only a few percent of them will be worth publishing. The rest?? Used for research....only the really nice ones
are offered to the Public.
ANYONE who has taken pictures must realize this!!!!
Unless you wish to bore everyone with the really, really bad shots, when you have a Party to show your latest Vacation Pics....DO YOU show all of
them??? OR, do you edit out the really bad ones?????
C'mon!!!! Be honest!!!
Thanks to certain ATS memeber (talkin' to you, ArMaP!!) we get the REAL thing!!! Uncropped and raw...which blows most 'conspiracies' outta the
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