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Old Yesterday, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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I not only mentioned it here, I provided links to the Wikipedia article and a compelling example.
Whoops, somehow I missed it completely. Sorry about that!



Now, what's the name for reading something, but NOT seeing what's REALLY there, only what a person THINKS is there? LOL.
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Old Yesterday, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Whoops, somehow I missed it completely. Sorry about that!

Now, what's the name for reading something, but NOT seeing what's REALLY there, only what a person THINKS is there? LOL.
I think it's called "being human and fallible". In my case, the excuse I use for everything is, "what do you expect? I'm 72 years old."

I just figured you missed it - most of the time I don't read every post in a thread.
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Old Today, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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I have a friend that constantly posts photoshopped pics of clouds with the face of Jesus, or smoke that forms the cross, giant sharks about to eat someone, etc. with the WOW! emoji as the message. She even posts pics of jungle birds where someone has changed the colors of the feathers to make them even more exotic looking. Apparently she doesn't understand the ease with which photos can be faked or altered with commonly available software. When I point out that it's photoshopped she just says "But it's so cool!"

To me this looks like a) photoshopped, or b) a chance photo of a momentary pattern in the constantly splashing, changing water that would have only been visible for the fraction of a second it takes to snap the pic and was gone 1/200th of a second later. It could even be a screen grab of a piece of video that was found by searching frame by frame. And yes, pareidolia.

I had a scary image of a man smoking a cigarette who lived in the marble in my shower stall. He watched me every time I showered! And a dog with floppy ears in the stone facade of my fireplace.
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Old Today, 01:22 PM
 
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I have a friend that constantly posts photoshopped pics of clouds with the face of Jesus, or smoke that forms the cross, giant sharks about to eat someone, etc. with the WOW! emoji as the message. She even posts pics of jungle birds where someone has changed the colors of the feathers to make them even more exotic looking. Apparently she doesn't understand the ease with which photos can be faked or altered with commonly available software. When I point out that it's photoshopped she just says "But it's so cool!"

To me this looks like a) photoshopped, or b) a chance photo of a momentary pattern in the constantly splashing, changing water that would have only been visible for the fraction of a second it takes to snap the pic and was gone 1/200th of a second later. It could even be a screen grab of a piece of video that was found by searching frame by frame. And yes, pareidolia.

I had a scary image of a man smoking a cigarette who lived in the marble in my shower stall. He watched me every time I showered! And a dog with floppy ears in the stone facade of my fireplace.
One of the buildings I cleaned had luan polyuthaned doors so you could see the grain. I used to wave at the door guys. It was pretty cool, actually.

One of the doors had something that required me to scrape it and thoroughly clean it. Paint or plaster ó canít remember. So I got up close and personal with a face door. These are mass produced cementious centered fire doors. Iíve actually seen how they were made somewhere on tv.

Anyhow on close inspection, itís more than the grain of the wood. During assembly, the grain was flipped on the strips and that can create a face. Maybe itís stronger by flipping grains?
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Old Today, 01:27 PM
 
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18 posts so far, and not ONE mentions Pareidolia? Humans are hardwired to see patterns, and what better "patterns" for them to see but FACES.

https://www.lenstore.co.uk/eyecare/pareidolia-science
But is it pareidolia if the face is there via computer manipulation? In this case, there is a face there.
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Old Today, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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No, there's not a face there. There are 4 black areas in an area of white water. You see it as a face because of pareidolia.
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Old Today, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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No, there's not a face there. There are 4 black areas in an area of white water. You see it as a face because of pareidolia.
I agree with this completely.

It's not manipulated at all, and there's no "face". We just think we see a "face".
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