Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by StametsFungi, Aug 13, 2019.
It would be so much cooler if the parallel universe theory was true though.
Everybody thinking Kirk said "Beam me up, Scotty" is an example of the Mandela Effect.
It is true
4 deaths vs. 3000 deaths might have something to do with it...
Yes that's why we have schedules, plannings, and post-its... etc
and more generally why we put things in writing.
The more I look at this thread, the less it belongs in TNG. Moving to Miscellaneous.
Play it again, Sam.
And Sherlock Holmes never said: "Elementary, my dear Watson."
He came close a couple of times, though.
I was wondering how I missed this thread yesterday!
@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).
Since the other Mandela Effect thread got moved to this forum, I'm going to merge this one into that one.
I keep thinking about that episode from The X-Files.
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.
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.
I love parallel universes and alternate history, but I think the Mandela Effect is a load of hogwash.
I remember the comic as Jerry Seinfield, not Seinfeld.
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.
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.
And I thought it was Mandala Effect, not Mandela.
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... humans just have terrible memories.
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