From: Gerald O'Connell <goc.nul> Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2011 13:39:22 +0100 Archived: Wed, 08 Jun 2011 06:45:14 -0400 Subject: Re: A Haunebu II Photo Feature >From: William Treurniet <wtreurniet.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Sun, 05 Jun 2011 20:36:52 -0400 >Subject: Re: A Haunebu II Photo Feature >When the same shape is seen over and over in different contexts, >then it's time to start thinking it's more than a figment of the >imagination. Or, alternatively, William, it's time to start thinking in terms of an obsessive condition - one that interprets visual information over and over again in a certain way. Martin has demonstrated quite elegantly how easy it is to 'find' particular geometrical shapes in randomised visual data. The simple fact is that if you go looking for toroids you are going to find shapes that suggest them. Not because they are there, but rather because that is what you are looking for. Instead of attempting to 'explain' your discoveries in terms of speculative physics you might take some time over a little honest introspection. Look for answers to these questions: - When did I first start to notice toroids? - What was I actually looking for at the time? - Does finding toroids help me to come to terms with events and artefacts that would otherwise be troubling? - Why does finding toroids give me a warm feeling? - What inner needs does the search for toroids satisfy? - How much of my own self-esteem is wrapped up in finding toroids and arguing for their reality? - How would I feel if it could be shown that my apparently successful search for toroids is actually delusional? In parallel with this activity you might also take a look at the work of Viktor Frankl and others in the field of Logotherapy. Consider how the drive to assign meaning to random events and data is central to the working of the human mind. My earlier suggestion that Rorschach rather than optics might offer a more satisfactory explanatory route was not intended as a derogatory comment. It was, rather, a somewhat terse effort to redirect discussion to what I regard as a more fruitful avenue of explanation. I'm sure that Martin didn't need my prompting to discover his 'mysterious' rectangles, but in doing so he illustrated my point quite perfectly. -- Gerald O'Connell http://www.onlyport.com Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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