reply to post by zorgon
Ah yes that eternal cry of the Devout skeptic Pareidolia with the ever present Wiki as documentation
THIS, from the same knave who used a WIKI reference in his
(slightly) tongue-in-cheek slap at MY face??
Personally I think those that see nothing but blurry rocks have Prosopagnosia
(See original post for WIKI link to "prosopagnosia"). BTW, I had no trouble recognizing your face.
BTW...without we "Devout skeptics" (sic) the world might be even more
over-run with the crazies (See: Hoagland and believers, for
of Hoagland.....brings me back to the Cydonia Region, and the original 1976 photo that was perceived to be a giant
MAN! Did a whole cottage industry of crap blossom up because of that!
Funny that you chose to criticize me about people seeing faces that aren't there, in random patterns of sunlight, shadows and hills and rocks and
crevices.....when up-thread in your (very excellent) posting example actually made a case against
the "face Devotees"....showing the
perfectly reasonable, and eminently logical postulate of the outcropping having been an island at one time --- back when there was ample liquid water
on the surface.
Your split personality on these issues (of determining "face" shapes in random patterns) astonishes and vexes me.....
Don't suppose it ever crossed your mind that people recognize patterns because they are there?
Well, any intelligent individual who does
look into the workings of the Human brain, and the Brain/Eye connection and visual perception
"protocols" (for want of a better, more scientific term) that exist (after millions of years of evolution) would realize just HOW our brains and
perceptions can fool us --- regularly.
Example: Linky-Dinky: "The Neuroscience of Illusion"
Be sure to follow the links to "View the slide show
" from the above article. Only five are offered there, but in an archival copy of
an actual SciAm mag you can see a lot more.....as a matter of fact, I believe there's a fun thread (old, disused) on ATS about optical
To quote an old friend, "Fascinating".