View Full Version : Faces And Animals On Mars? Pure Pareidolia!

2013-Jul-08, 01:20 PM
As kids, my friends and I would stare at clouds on lazy summer afternoons and point out faces and animals we saw in their folds and domes. When the light was right, some of them looked as detailed and real as if chiseled by a meteorological Michelangelo. Later, with kids of our own, we often [...]

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Nick Theodorakis
2013-Jul-08, 01:38 PM
Faces smiling from the ground,
Gorillas and berries all around,
And even squirrels have been found.
I've looked at Mars that way.

But now it's only dust and stone.
Watered canyons now dry as bone.
Mars is no more a temperate zone.
Our dreams got in the way.

I've looked at Mars from both sides now
From up and down, and still somehow
It's Mars illusions I recall
I really don't know Mars at all.

(with apologies to Joni Mitchell)

2013-Jul-12, 09:26 PM
On the dark side of the subject, there was China Mievile's "Details."