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Old 09-14-2003, 10:40 PM   #1
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Spurious Similarities and the Pyramids

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Sub-Thread 6 (ST-6) : Spurious Similarities


A very insidious trap of human thinking is drawing parallels between concepts of phenomena that seem reasonable, and that require an in-depth analysis to be verified or discarded. For example, one can draw mystical significance from the fact that one's car plate number is the same as one's civic address. But a moment of reelection would easily lead you to conclude that this is simply a coincidence. In other cases, however, the parallel may seem more compelling. In general, similarities can yield genuine insights into the matter under consideration, but they require a higher standard of verification than the one provided by a first intuition.

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An example of the Spurious Similarity is the pyramids of Egypt being somehow related to the pyramids of Central America. They might both be pyramid shaped, but the periods of time in which they were constructed were vastly different as were the methods that were used to build them. In addition, Egyptian pyramids are used for funerary purposes while the Mayan (and other Mesoamerican) pyramids were used for ceremonial purposes, including human sacrifice.

Stating that because there are so many unexplained sightings of things in the air, there must therefore be aliens visiting the planet is another spurious similarity. Spurious, I'll remind everyone, refers to false, fake, bogus,and counterfeit. The fact that something is "unidentified" doesn't mean it has some hidden agenda or that it is capable of abducting people in order to probe their anuses.


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Old 09-25-2003, 11:38 PM   #2
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I know this is not really much of a post,
but I had to reply seeming as you used
the word spurious. I am afraid I'm not much
of a Senate Chambers person, my silly side
in the swamp is much better than the hyde
I would jeckle into posting regularly in here.




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