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Manhattenhenge- mystical algnment of coincidence!

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posted on May, 26 2010 @ 12:35 PM
Check out this instance of planetary alignment in NYC.
I post this because:
1 It's cool and interesting!
2. I think it illustrates that people see meaning in randomness as part of our DNA. Humans need to try to organize and "make sense" of things.
Could this have to do with why people see things from a conspiracy angle?Manhattenhenge

posted on May, 26 2010 @ 12:39 PM
I could be wrong but I think you forgot to put in the link/pic/whatever

If it's what I'm thinking of though - it really is intersting and I'm not sure how 'coincidental' it is.

Nevermind - I was wrong

[edit on 26/5/10 by XHellcatX]

posted on May, 26 2010 @ 12:48 PM
Link works fine for me!?


posted on May, 26 2010 @ 01:08 PM
There is a really cute book on the same subject that you would really enjoy.

It isnt on exactly the same subject in that it discusses Manhatten, but in this book future archeologists are excavating a motel from our times.

Its hilarious the conclusions they draw about the items they find.

Its well worth a read.
Good thread, btw.

Edit to add;

The reason I think people see conspiracies where they may not exist is probably multifaceted, but one reason that leaps out to me is that it stems from a need to believe that things are controllable. We have a psychological need to feel that our lives, the events within them, etc., are in our control. If they are not, if things are random, the world is just too frightening for many people. The idea that our government and some evil group of geniuses are plotting against us all and "doing bad things" to people is preferable to us psychologically than what is likely the truth; that there is no one plotting anything and bad things are happening to us because of our lack of planning and lack of genius. I think it is more frightening for most of us to consider that there is no one at the helm than the idea that there is someone evil at the helm.

Just my personal and considered opinion.

[edit on 26-5-2010 by Illusionsaregrander]

posted on May, 26 2010 @ 01:29 PM
That's awesome. Makes me think what if some of the things we gave credence to weren't just coincidences as well.

posted on May, 26 2010 @ 02:32 PM
I'm glad and suprised that a few of you read the article!

I'm going to turn philosopher for a minute and repeat something that I think everyone should remember when you are searching for meaning.
Even though all things may be possible, not all things are likely.

For example:
If you are on a ranch in Wyoming and you hear hoofbeats outside at night, it may be possible they are Dinosaurs. But it's likely they are cattle.
Ponder please.

[edit on 26-5-2010 by OldDragger]

posted on May, 26 2010 @ 05:24 PM
Anybody pondering?

Anybody that's "outside the Box" as so many here claim to be?
Do you know what the box is?
are you sure?
are you in just another box?
are you sure?
is your outside box as dogmatic as the inside box?
are you sure?
Do you question "alternate" as much as "the official"?
Ponder more, be sure of less.

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