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    Posted 3 years ago

    Frankjrwas…
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    This piece is an effigy of a bear, it is made of flint and found in Louisiana near Zwolle, it's about 3.5" long.

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    1. flashlarue flashlarue, 3 years ago
      I can't see it
    2. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 3 years ago
      Me either...sorry Frank, but it just looks like a random rock to me. Like clouds, sometimes things can be "seen" in them that aren't necessarily there, though in rocks they tend to last longer than clouds...? :-) :-) :-)
    3. Frankjrwaspnest Frankjrwaspnest, 3 years ago
      I have no desire to argue the point . I will say you're inability to see and your attempts to disprove it being such have no affect on my opinion.
    4. Frankjrwaspnest Frankjrwaspnest, 3 years ago
      Maybe it's just not your forte? It's not for everyone you know...
    5. CanyonRoad, 3 years ago
      There's a name for this: pareidolia. It's a normal human tendency, which some people (including myself) have, some more than others. It means one can see a pattern or image of something that does not exist, for example a face in a cloud, or a rock (there's even a specific name for this type of rock: a mimetolith.)

      It's the human ability to see shapes or make pictures out of randomness, and pareidolia has a long human history with its role in creativity, religion, mythmaking, science, psychoanalysis and psychiatry.

      In many ways it can be considered a "gift." The problems occur when one sees those shapes without any evidence of the use of tools or human hands creating them, and tries to convince others that they are actual human artifacts. Sometimes a cloud is just a cloud, and a rock is just a rock.

      So consider yourself lucky that you have the "gift," and thanks for sharing it.
    6. Frankjrwaspnest Frankjrwaspnest, 3 years ago
      I'm aware of the human condition(s), the breakdown you present is accurate and well relayed , however that doesn't make it relevant in this instance. I know the what God has made and when it has been changed by man....

      Thanks for the lesson in psychology though
    7. Frankjrwaspnest Frankjrwaspnest, 3 years ago
      It is a gift, a blessing and an example of one of the 2 things God gives us when we are born. Time and talent...


      Stay blessed!
    8. Frankjrwaspnest Frankjrwaspnest, 3 years ago
      I'd rather be blessed than lucky!
    9. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 3 years ago
      Looks a lot like a human hand to me
    10. Frankjrwaspnest Frankjrwaspnest, 3 years ago
      Ain't it
    11. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
      I've hunted for over 60 years and that is closer to a wild boar then any bear I ever shot.
    12. Frankjrwaspnest Frankjrwaspnest, 3 years ago
      I can't argue that....
    13. Frankjrwaspnest Frankjrwaspnest, 3 years ago
      I still see a bear though.



    14. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      Interesting conversation piece-- I don't see an animal or a worked piece.

      scott
    15. Frankjrwaspnest Frankjrwaspnest, 3 years ago
      Not everyone does see it, it bees dat way sometimes...

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