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Re: A Haunebu II Photo Feature

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



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