PS Let me help you with this one, Checkmite,
Originally Posted by dann
Originally Posted by Checkmite
Since the task is probably too daunting for you, I’ve taken it upon myself to ‘look through some past cases’, that is, the ones that you mentioned:
Apparently you got most of your examples from this Wikipedia list of notable cases of mass hysteria, but you didn’t even bother to investigate beyond the one-to-six-line descriptions of the cases.
In the case of the The Dancing Plague of 1518
, it doesn’t say that ”all of the victims share the exact same symptoms”
, but it does say that “some of those affected died of heart attack, stroke, or exhaustion.”
Some, Checkmite, obviously not all.
That’s right! It doesn’t say that "every (!) person who ends up being afflicted”
dances AND dies AND is buried AND …
This is what you find if you use google’s own link to the case from 1962
However, you will notice that the Wikipedia article about this case doesn’t claim that ‘every single person who ends up being afflicted laughs AND has pain AND faints AND farts AND has respiratory problems AND has rashes AND cries AND screams.’
And if we finally go to the Denno Senshi Porygo
At this point I don’t need to quote you anymore, Checkmite. These cases obviously contradict your claim, they show the exact opposite of what you say they do, and I’m pretty sure that you realize that.
If not, then at least I am absolutely sure that they convince everybody else …