Trapped in a world that’s a distorted reality

Crowds gather to reflect on a reflection, yet again. This time, it’s in Springfield, Massachusetts and everyone’s convinced that the Virgin Mary is making herself obvious, including the voice on the video documenting the so-called “apparition”.

Why, oh why, do these kinds of moments get any serious treatment from media outlets? At least offer a rejoinder from the scientific community. Reflection, refraction, whatever causes patterns in glass when the light hits a certain way. If it didn’t vaguely resemble a human form, it never would have been noticed at all. Just another random smudge on a window, you know?

Humans, there’s no helping them… Why is it automatically Mary? It puts me in mind of this bearded man illusion. Is it always assumed by a large number of people to be Jesus? Why is that even possible? Nobody actually knows what Jesus might have looked like anyway. Popular Mechanics made a worthwhile attempt with an article on forensic anthropology and has all kinds of cool info about how Christ and company might have really been.

Also on the topic of cool:

A team of scientists led by renowned French marine archaeologist Franck Goddio recently announced that they have found a bowl, dating to between the late 2nd century B.C. and the early 1st century A.D., that is engraved with what they believe could be the world’s first known reference to Christ.

If they have translated the inscription right, it might read, “Christ the magician”. Now, doesn’t that clear up a few of those so-called miracles? Heh. Slight of hand and smoke and mirrors and suddenly he’s the Fantabulous Messiah! Multiplying the loaves and fishes, walking on water, water into wine. Riiiight…. Where’s Penn and Teller when you need them?

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