posted on Dec, 7 2012 @ 11:22 AM
reply to post by -Thom-
Acknowledging that there is a chance of it being something else while refusing to allow that thing to be a rodent (which it resembles) is
contradictory. So your buzzword is "critical thinking". OK, This exercise is the nature of critical thinking. Allowing for uncertainty in your
argument IS critical thinking. Flatly refusing possibility of this being what it clearly resembles is the opposite of that.
As an aside to the psychological aspect of the human brain seeing what it wants to see;
my brain was not looking for the rodent when I noticed it. I reviewed the picture before I even knew what it was about. I saw it open on another
persons computer without reference to the rodent issue. If it looks like a rodent, the possibility (until evidence show otherwise within the absolutes
framework you have established) that a rat or rat like thing existing on mars must be considered. Even though it is highly unlikely to be a fact,
until it is PROVEN otherwise you cannot discount it.
Again, I am not arguing that this is a martian rat. I believe the statistical probability against it being alive and from mars to be minute. I am
simply arguing against the statement as absolute fact.