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Look: a very rare phenomenom that only happens once per century "decides" to happen EXACTLY in 2012, the year of the "Mayan hype", and that has "no meaning" at all. Yeah, right, I have no doubt you will think that way. But not me, thanks.
Does this apply to all conspiracies...eg.. 911 truthers, JFK assasination, pearl harbor, gulf of tonka, bay of pigs...etc if so then I am ostensioned out.. And does this have anything to do with Joel olstien?
There is an intelligent message in all crop circles. High mathematics. Things humans are just barely beginning to grasp. Fractals, Fibonacci spirals, Sacred geometry. Somebody has mastered these things and are using them to communicate. Its all in our heads. Yeah... right.
Originally posted by stereologist
reply to post by hanyak69
Ostension, particularly quasi ostension, is where things are done such as:
1. Using 2012 to explain animal die offs
2. Using 2012 to explain quakes
3. Using 2012 to explain cell phone camera limitations
4. Using 2012 to explain artifacts in satellite images
When scientists themselves speculate, what are we - the general public - suppose to do?
Originally posted by Xcalibur254
reply to post by GLontra
What about the massive snowfall we had a few years back? What about in 1927 when the temperature in Spearfish, South Dakota changed from -4F to 45F in the course of two minutes? Or what about later that same day when the temperature dropped from 54F back to -4F in the course of 27 minutes? Why does a heat wave that has broken mean anything more than these other weather anomalies? I'll tell you why. Because you have bought into the cult of 2012 and are now looking for any reason to justify that belief. In other words you are demonstrating ostension.
The general public can follow along. That requires education.
The general public can question those espousing out of the ordinary tales. That is called skepticism.
The general public can avoid accepting or rejecting without thinking.
Don't scoff and don't be a gullible fool.