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Message 91 of 92 (736448)
09-10-2014 12:37 PM
Reply to: Message 90 by Straggler
09-10-2014 9:21 AM

Re: discovering further evidence and "human imagination" pseudoscience
Straggler writes:

In a lot of cases it's not so much pure invention as embellishment, misinterpretation and wishful thinking over-laden on top of relatively mundane observations and perceptions.

O' Realy?

In other words, human imagination.

"You were not there for the beginning. You will not be there for the end. Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative" William S. Burroughs

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Message 92 of 92 (736452)
09-10-2014 12:53 PM
Reply to: Message 91 by 1.61803
09-10-2014 12:37 PM

Re: discovering further evidence and "human imagination" pseudoscience
Numbers writes:

In other words, human imagination.

Well, yes.

But human imagination doesn't operate in a vacuum. Most of the fantastical things we can imagine but which don't actually exist aren't entirely 100% original. They are often wild extrapolations and elaborations of things that we can observe.

So, yes, it's human imagination at work if the abominable snowman legend is actually largely based on misinterpreted and elaborated-upon bear sightings.

Nice pic.

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