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    Posted 9 months 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, 9 months ago
      I can't see it
    2. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 9 months 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, 9 months 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, 9 months ago
      Maybe it's just not your forte? It's not for everyone you know...
    5. CanyonRoad, 9 months 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. bobby725 bobby725, 9 months ago
      agree!! CanyonRoad!!
    7. Frankjrwaspnest Frankjrwaspnest, 9 months 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
    8. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 7 months ago
      I saw the “bear” right away!
      I see the nose, I see the eye, and I see the ear, or maybe I just have “the gift”.
      Either way, if you “see” it, that’s all that matters :)
    9. Frankjrwaspnest Frankjrwaspnest, 6 months 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!
    10. Frankjrwaspnest Frankjrwaspnest, 6 months ago
      I'd rather be blessed than lucky!
    11. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 6 months ago
      Looks a lot like a human hand to me
    12. Frankjrwaspnest Frankjrwaspnest, 6 months ago
      Ain't it
    13. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 6 months ago
      I've hunted for over 60 years and that is closer to a wild boar then any bear I ever shot.
    14. Frankjrwaspnest Frankjrwaspnest, 6 months ago
      I can't argue that....
    15. Frankjrwaspnest Frankjrwaspnest, 6 months ago
      I still see a bear though.



    16. scottvez scottvez, 5 months ago
      Interesting conversation piece-- I don't see an animal or a worked piece.

      scott
    17. Frankjrwaspnest Frankjrwaspnest, 5 months ago
      Not everyone does see it, it bees dat way sometimes...

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