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Date: 05/28/11 09:40 AM

34 Responses to Why Do We See Faces In Things?

  1. Profile photo of Turnshroud
    Turnshroud Female 18-29
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    May 27, 2011 at 8:26 pm
    Link: Why Do We See Faces In Things? - Cognitive bias and pattern seeking? Praise the Lord, my altered perception...
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    PringleMan Female 13-17
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    May 28, 2011 at 10:03 am
    ahh, TED, filled with aliens and time travellers from the future.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    May 28, 2011 at 10:22 am
    Nice, a smart guy until the end. Must be a couple of years old, since ALL the `new data` says AGW is teh fake... no matter what @davymid says!
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    May 28, 2011 at 10:38 am
    Well done, sir. Shows the difference between those that use science and facts to form opinions, and those that rely on knee-jerk and gut reactions to form opinions.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    May 28, 2011 at 10:47 am
    @5cats: For now, perhaps, but, as science tends to improve, that may change once again. Regardless, there is no argument against reducing pollution, regardless of what effects it may or may not have on climate change. Who doesn`t want cleaner air and water?
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    May 28, 2011 at 10:50 am
    All the new data says global warming is real, 5Cats. Aren`t the sudden weather changes enough of a hint?
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2011 at 12:32 pm
    All the new data says global warming is real, 5Cats.
    Careful. 5Cats doesn`t respond well to reason. I recommend phrasing that in cat-speak.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    May 28, 2011 at 5:13 pm
    That ape video was awesome, i remember that back in the day
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    Ruswut Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2011 at 5:27 pm
    It`s funny how many people will fight against scientific evidence or manipulate words without truely understanding the science behind the research and then come up with their own conclusions. "Oh well maybe that chemical is bad, but how can it hurt the atmosphere in such small quantities." "There was an Ice Age a few thousand years ago this is probably just the next one." Don`t say poo before going to university and picking up a degree or two in scientific disciplines, otherwise you`re just an uneducated enthusiast attempting to put together a poorly researched abstract of a literature review from unreliable sources of data with bias preconceptions.
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    Trojan Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2011 at 5:59 pm
    O rly 5Cats? Care to share this wisdom that only you know?
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    May 28, 2011 at 7:39 pm
    I haven`t seen that basketball video before. I got a brief vague impression of something odd happening, but that`s all. I was wondering if maybe someone changed the colour of their shirt, something like that.
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    shivna Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2011 at 8:23 pm
    How the hell did i miss an ape walking across the screen :( Stupid altered perception
  13. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    May 28, 2011 at 8:47 pm
    Aren`t the sudden weather changes enough of a hint?
    Ah @patchouli, a kool-aid drinker to be sure! Weather changes, it has for millions of years! It was hotter before humans were here, and it was colder before humans were here. HOW does AGW explain that? Also: if the temps rise? It`s AGW! If the temps fall? It`s AGW! Some "science"!

    Careful. 5Cats doesn`t respond well to reason.
    I respond excellently to reason @lazyme, it`s stoopidity, dogma and political correctness I refuse to keep silent about.

    there is no argument against reducing pollution
    True enough @jtrebowski! However, the AGW fanatics have no plans to actually `reduce pollution` but rely on "cap and trade" to essentially TAX pollution. Pollute all you like! just buy "carbon credtis" first, eh? Plus China is exempt? It is to laugh!
    More to follow...

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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    May 28, 2011 at 8:55 pm
    If Canada CEASED to produce "greenhouse gasses" it would make:
    Less than 1/10 of 1% over the next century difference in total world pollution.
    That means ZERO: no gasoline, no heating houses, even with wood-fire! No industry, nothing. It wouldn`t make a "spit in the ocean" difference in the Global picture.

    So these AGW supporters say "reduce to 1996 levels" or whatever, for Canada. It whould make ZERO MEASURABLE DIFFERENCE in the next century.

    BUT it would cost billions! And tens of thousands of jobs lost. Multiply by 10 for the USA, eh?

    Thus I oppose this pseudo-science and it`s horrific social cost.

    Oh, to stay on topic: The first time I saw this, I totally missed the monkey! I was sure it was a trick, but no! Learned something new, eh?

    Now I can see the fnords!

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    moefreak Female 18-29
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    May 28, 2011 at 9:29 pm
    I don`t know what "new data" you a reading, 5Cats, but it is inaccurate. All of the most prominent scientific journals agree that climate change is a real and current phenomenon. There are valid disagreements to do with how much of that is man made, what the exact consequences of it will be and what can be done about it, but no serious scientist is questioning whether it exists.

    Also, it`s hard to even intentionally miss the monkey when you`ve seen the video before, but I remember being slightly blown away the first time.
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2011 at 11:59 pm
    holy hell the monkey thing was awesome!!!!
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    BRKNVLTR Male 40-49
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    May 29, 2011 at 12:53 am
    To think that mankind could any sort of damage of significance to the Earth in the last 100 or so years is just stupid. Far worse things have happened naturally in a day that ACTUALLY have altered the global environment and we`re still here. Retards.
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    lisalezah Female 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 1:51 am
    I can`t believe people are arguing about global warming when this post wasn`t even about it.
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    deeplick Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 4:47 am
    The problem with global warming is that if the earth was to rapidly heat up, the polar ice caps would melt, and the sudden torrent of cold water rushing into our oceans, would drop the core tempature of the earth. Thus starting another ice age.

    In fact here is some homework for all you pro-global warming people. Look up ice age. Notice how many we have had, notice that each time we had one, the earth heated up, melted the polar caps, and caused a ice age. Not once, not twice, in fact its happen more then three times.

    Global warming is a fluke, its the natural order of things that the world heats up. It has been happening over and over and over and over for billion of years before we even started producing green house gases. This is just the natural order of things and you guys need to get off this scare tactic train, because that`s all it is. Scare tactics.
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    Redhcp16 Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 5:33 am
    When I saw the gorilla, I poo`d a brick. lol
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 7:34 am
    [quote"> It whould make ZERO MEASURABLE DIFFERENCE in the next century. [/quote">
    See, this is what I meant by "doesn`t respond well to reason".
    [quote"> If Canada CEASED to produce "greenhouse gasses" it would make:
    Less than 1/10 of 1% over the next century difference in total world pollution. [/quote">
    *cough* 1.9%
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    NotTHATbored Female 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 8:33 am
    @deeplick I see what you are saying, it is possible that we will end up in the freezer instead of the frying pan, but that doesn`t mean climate change isn`t real.

    Look up the scientific properties of the heat trapping green house gasses that we are putting into the atmosphere like Co2 or methane. Keep in mind that no one disputes their properties. Are you telling me then that once they reach our atmosphere they loose those properties and their ability to trap heat? Now look up how many metric tons we are sticking into our atmosphere.

    No effect? Doubtful.

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    IseeingI2I Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 10:26 am
    holy crap this went from faces to global warming real fast the poo isnt real people there has ALWAYS been a natural climate fluctuation in 1970 they thought the next ice age was going to be right around the corner did it happen NO i say this again NATURAL CLIMATE FLUCTUATION not global warming
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    NotTHATbored Female 18-29
    1101 posts
    May 29, 2011 at 12:24 pm
    @IseeingI2I

    "there has ALWAYS been a natural climate."

    I would so make fun of your grammatical failure there if I hadn`t spelled lose "loose" in my last post.

    May I ask though, what makes you believe that this is a natural climate fluctuation as opposed to man made?

    It is scientific fact that Co2 and Methane gasses trap heat, scientists have known for years before the global warming "scare" that those gases are responsible for keeping the earth warm enough to be livable, and we know that we are now dumping HUGE EXCESSIVE amounts of it into the atmosphere.

    Why wouldn`t that have an effect on our climate?

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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    May 29, 2011 at 4:15 pm
    in 1970 they thought the next ice age was going to be right around the corner did it happen NO

    I would have thought that by now there couldn`t be anyone left who was so determinedly ignorant of the topic that they could make that statement.

    You`re joking, right? Please tell me that you`re joking and that you do understand the difference between science and silly stories in the tabloid press.
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    lilylilylily Female 13-17
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    May 29, 2011 at 4:39 pm
    The Earth`s climate naturally lowers and rises with time, but I feel humans are speeding the rate at which it is rising by polluting the air and depleting the ozone. My word is out.
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    six13 Female 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 10:07 pm
    On the topic of global warming (though this video was about seeing faces...) it`s a fairly natural occurance. At one point in Earth`s history approx. 90% of land species were made extinct by the a massive change in temperature (before even the dinosaurs).
    However, though fairly natural...humans are speeding the process up with the greenhouse gasses.

    Oh, and loved the nun bun :p
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    May 29, 2011 at 10:38 pm
    At one point in Earth`s history approx. 90% of land species were made extinct by the a massive change in temperature (before even the dinosaurs).

    The cause(s) of extinction events (there have been half a dozen, though the one you refer to is the worst) isn`t known.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    May 30, 2011 at 5:41 am
    @LazyMe - nice chart! Best I`ve seen.

    However, that`s `today` and I said 100 years from now. So yes, today it`s 1.9%, but in 100 years, when developing nations have, you know, developed their industry? It will (estimated) be 0.5% or less.
    You`ve developed a habit of `correcting my mistakes` when the mistake is in your perception @LazyMe.

    So if we stopped entirely, which is impossible, in the long run it would make no difference.
    CHINA is `exempt` from Kyoto & such, the biggest polluter in the world can just go ahead full steam! Great plan, eh?
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    kimkio Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 6:06 am
    i took this gorilla test about 500 times or so.
    because every teacher of mine finds this very interesting and thinks no one has ever seen this before. so it`d be awesome to show it in the class. and my friends on the internet think this test is very interesting so they keep sending me the link for it. i appreciate the fact that people want to share their interesting findings with eachother. but nothing really keeps their abstract characteristics (beauty, funniness, interestingness, etc) forever.
    believe it or not, that is true.
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    NotTHATbored Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 7:51 am
    @5Cats First off, please cite your sources. Where are you getting your information from? Is it a legitimate source or are you just spitting out any old thing you found using Google?

    Secondly, Canada`s population is approaching 40 million people. The USA`s population is approaching 310 million. Policy changes can make a difference, but it`s true not a big one if only puny countries like Canada take part.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2011 at 5:42 am
    Interesting. Though I`ve seen that gorilla video before.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    June 1, 2011 at 7:07 pm
    Wow - I did NOT see the Gorilla.
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    AngryYouth Male 18-29
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    June 1, 2011 at 7:24 pm
    I did not see the gorilla.

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