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(Science News)   Archaeologists have discovered an ornate, engraved mammoth tusk, but it really doesn't look that big to me   (sci-news.com) divider line
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2020-09-28 2:35:40 PM  
Two-humped camels

You can just say Camels. Or Bactrians

One hump is a dromedary
Joe cool on the pack of smokes should have told you.
 
2020-09-28 4:33:32 PM  
Ysolda is interested.
 
2020-09-28 4:33:39 PM  

vudukungfu: Two-humped camels

You can just say Camels. Or Bactrians

One hump is a dromedary
Joe cool on the pack of smokes should have told you.


You must be fun at symposiums
 
2020-09-28 4:44:59 PM  
I read that it was very difficult to get the tusks free from the surrounding earth matrix because of the tightly compacted soil. Previously developed techniques failed because they had been invented to deal with the siltier soils of the southern US basin around the university of Alabama.

Yes, in Alabama, the tusks are looser.

/how he got in my pajamas I don't know.
 
2020-09-28 5:11:35 PM  
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2020-09-28 5:50:01 PM  
They're just making shiat up now.
 
2020-09-28 5:55:09 PM  
What's that condition that makes humans see patterns in things?  Because that is definitely what is going on here.  There is nothing etched in that mess.
 
2020-09-28 7:03:15 PM  

gadian: What's that condition that makes humans see patterns in things?  Because that is definitely what is going on here.  There is nothing etched in that mess.


Pareidolia is the term you're looking for.  It's not really a condition, though.  More like a side effect of how our brains normally function.  We're so good at recognizing patterns that we sometimes see patterns where there are none.
 
2020-09-28 7:54:28 PM  

LewDux: You must be fun at symposiums


Symposia.
 
2020-09-28 8:12:15 PM  

Neondistraction: gadian: What's that condition that makes humans see patterns in things?  Because that is definitely what is going on here.  There is nothing etched in that mess.

Pareidolia is the term you're looking for.  It's not really a condition, though.  More like a side effect of how our brains normally function.  We're so good at recognizing patterns that we sometimes see patterns where there are none.


And it's not just things like faces on Mars.  You look hard enough for something, you'll find evidence for it whether it actually exists or not.

From an evolutionary standpoint, this is an advantage.  It's the old "tiger in the grass" issue.  If you think you see a tiger hiding in the long grass, there is no evolutionary penalty for running away if there was no tiger.  But there is a penalty if there is a tiger there and you don't notice it.
 
2020-09-29 2:22:27 AM  

Creepy Lurker Guy: LewDux: You must be fun at symposiums

Symposia.


Symposi?
 
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