Things are not what they seem

I took this picture of a Saguaro cactus growing in my neighborhood.

A- Is this cactus screaming?

B- Is it in pain?

C- Or did the Desert Gila Woodpecker peck into the flesh of the cactus 3 holes to make a nice home for itself thus creating the illusion of human face.

Answer: C.

Scientists have a name for it. It’s called Pareidolia. Here is what it means:

Pareidolia (/pærɪˈdoʊliə/ parr-i-DOH-lee-ə) is the tendency to interpret a vague stimulus as something known to the observer, such as seeing shapes in clouds, seeing faces in inanimate objects or abstract patterns, or hearing hidden messages in music.

It’s easy to be fooled by the things we see with our eyes. It’s also easy to be fooled by things NOT seen. Take me for example. You have NOT seen any of my blogs in the last 8 months or so.

Does that mean that I:

A- Died?

B- Was I abducted by space aliens?

C- Been extremely busy with many projects?

Answer: C. (thankfully).

What were those projects?

What is the status of my book The Secret of La Danta?

Those two questions will be answered at the end of May. (yes, may of 2019)