Mandela Effect

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by StametsFungi, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. StametsFungi

    StametsFungi Commander Red Shirt

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    It would be so much cooler if the parallel universe theory was true though.
     
  2. Kor

    Kor Admiral Admiral

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    Everybody thinking Kirk said "Beam me up, Scotty" is an example of the Mandela Effect.

    Kor
     
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  3. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    It is true :shrug:
     
  4. NCC-73515

    NCC-73515 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    4 deaths vs. 3000 deaths might have something to do with it...
     
  5. Discofan

    Discofan Vice Admiral Commodore

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    Yes that's why we have schedules, plannings, and post-its... etc

    and more generally why we put things in writing.
     
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  6. Mutai Sho-Rin

    Mutai Sho-Rin Crusty Old Bastard Moderator

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    The more I look at this thread, the less it belongs in TNG. Moving to Miscellaneous.

    Whooooosh!
     
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  7. Gov Kodos

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    Play it again, Sam.
     
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  8. Discofan

    Discofan Vice Admiral Commodore

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    And Sherlock Holmes never said: "Elementary, my dear Watson."

    He came close a couple of times, though.
     
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  9. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Doing Whatever It Takes Moderator

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    I was wondering how I missed this thread yesterday! :lol:

    @StametsFungi , I'm going to change your thread title to better reflect the content of the thread (as well as reduce the Trek connection, since this is a non-Trek forum).
     
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  10. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Doing Whatever It Takes Moderator

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    Since the other Mandela Effect thread got moved to this forum, I'm going to merge this one into that one.
     
  11. Lord Garth

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    I keep thinking about that episode from The X-Files.
     
  12. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored That's not... ahhhh... logical, man Moderator

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    Probably the same reason why some people are completely unaware that the World Trade Center was bombed by international terrorists intending to knock the towers down only eight and a half years before 9/11.:shrug:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993_World_Trade_Center_bombing
     
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  13. Awesome Possum

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    Humans have terrible memory. We’ll even create new memories of events that didn’t happen if we’re convinced that it happened or misremember it.
     
  14. BillJ

    BillJ History’s Greatest Monster Premium Member

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    I love parallel universes and alternate history, but I think the Mandela Effect is a load of hogwash.
     
  15. Gryffindorian

    Gryffindorian Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I remember the comic as Jerry Seinfield, not Seinfeld.
     
  16. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Vice Admiral Admiral

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    There was a bit in The Writer's Tale, the interview book on Russell T Davies, where he told the story about how in pre-production of his mini-series The Second Coming, everybody who'd read the script seemed to remember the eyes of the demonic people described as "glowing red". Davies had in fact only written the eyes as "glowing".

    While it's fun pondering about alternate universes and timelines, the more likely explanation is that people just tend to conflate memories. If demonic eyes glow, then they must glow red, since demons are red. Mandela was a martyr to his cause, martyrs die for their cause, so obviously Mandela had to have died for his cause.

    So, yeah, most likely, the Mandela Effect is more about psychology and neurology than about astrophysics.
     
  17. Discofan

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    Well, there's the classic fisherman story whose fish gets bigger each time he tells the story. He doesn't do it (totally) on purpose, it's just that there is a mechanism that gets triggered each time we tell a white lie that makes us believe that lie. Of course, it's not systematic and it takes many stories for the fish to get significantly bigger. Each time the fisherman is convinced of only slightly exaggerating reality which he finds is honest telling. But in the end the fish doubles and then triples in size. That's how impossible legends get started.
     
  18. Gryffindorian

    Gryffindorian Vice Admiral Admiral

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    And I thought it was Mandala Effect, not Mandela.
     
  19. Australis

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    I have a theory. An event can split two ways, and create parallel universes. By the same token, and for random reasons, parallel universes, if the are close enough together in some significantr way, merge together. And some of us were on alt.uni.A and some on alt.uni.B, and remember events that were true for us on one but not the other.

    Or something.
     
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  20. BillJ

    BillJ History’s Greatest Monster Premium Member

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    Or... humans just have terrible memories. :p
     
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