Pareidolia

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Laboratory pareidolia

Pareidolia is everywhere, as you know. We see Jesus or Mary on trees, pieces of toast, and on sheet metal. Finally, though, through the wonder of science, we finally see some Jesus pareidolia in a molecular biology lab! Are you ready for Jesus on a polyacrylimide gel used to separate proteins? I consider it a…

I realize that PZ and Skeptico have already posted this, but it’s just too hilarious for me, as a bit of a connoisseur of pareidolia, to pass up, regardless of who might have posted about it before. We’ve seen Jesus in many strange places, even on toast, but I bet you’ve never seen Him appear…

I never knew that puppies liked logic and critical thinking. I always thought that they liked running, playing, eating, sleeping, and being petted. But, according to Janet Stemwedel, there is at least one puppy who is a budding skeptic, and bad reasoning and gullibility make him sad. She explains in the introduction to the 43rd…

More Virgin Mary pareidolia

This time, the Virgin Mary is on a tree: LOCKPORT — A Harvey Street woman claimed on Wednesday that she heard the voice of the Virgin Mary and has seen visions of the Mother of God in the trimmed branches of a maple tree in front of her house. Antonia “Toni” Filipertis, 84, a devout…

All you need is this. Yes, it’s the Jesus Pan. Who needs to wait for miracles to produce things like the Jesus grilled cheese sandwich? Now you can make them yourself! Prediction: Coming soon….The Virgin Mary Pan! Maybe you can think of other great products along these lines? Lenin, anyone?

A little pareidolia, anyone?

Ya gotta love it. Whether it be the Virgin Mary under a freeway overpass on W. Fullerton Avenue in Chicago or on a window in Perth Amboy, NJ, or the face of Jesus on a shell, on the wall of a shower, on a sand dune, a potato chip, or (my personal favorite) a pierogi,…