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Wednesday, 6 February 2013
Quakes? What quakes?
The power of human "thought" really came to the fore as we experienced 3 small but noticeable earthquakes in the last 10 days. People started discussing the likely causes, trying to find a common element. The locations vary, from near Lake Ellesmere to seaward of New Brighton, but people try to make them fit a theory.
It's a pattern, said our well trained pattern recognition machines (oh, OK, brains). Yeah, right, says me. But our brains don't like randomness, and try to make meaning, regardless of logic.