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Faces In Places And Shapes In Clouds.

In India, Strange Happenings on May 15, 2010 at 9:05 am

Anthropomorphism – there are Internet groups for that too!  Like this Flickr group of over 4000 members finding faces in everyday objects, or this one that rallies around shapes in the clouds.

Here’s a look at the psychology of why we do it

Anthropomorphism carries many important implications. For example, thinking of a nonhuman entity in human ways renders it worthy of moral care and consideration. In addition, anthropomorphized entities become responsible for their own actions — that is, they become deserving of punishment and reward. (Science Daily)


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