Thursday, October 2, 2008

Say it with me now: p-a-r-e-i-d-o-l-i-a

Sigh. Don't be fooled by randomness, the picture at left is not an apparition of the Virgin Mary. It's simply pareidolia. That's /pæraɪˈdoʊliə/, say it with me now. If it were any more obvious, it would hit you in the face.

SGU 5 by 5, by the way, recently briefly explained the concept of pareidolia - listen [mp3] and be amazed.

(Oh, FYI: there's no Face on Mars either. And you know the images you're wont to see in clouds? They're not real either. But I hear an atheist has in fact seen an image of the Big Bang on a piece of toast...)

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