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Old 26th June 2020, 12:09 PM   #1
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Article: Loch Ness Monster 'spotted' by walker as new pics spark Nessie debate

Link: [Loch Ness Monster 'spotted' by walker as new pics spark Nessie debate]

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If the photos are real, they could be 'some of the best ever taken'.
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Old 26th June 2020, 12:12 PM   #2
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They're clever, these prehistoric survivalists. They spend a lot of time on websites like 'what camera' and studying the specs of the latest smart phones and then make sure never, ever to make an appearance before someone who has half decent recording kit.

As grandfather Nessie once said, "Only approach those that are filming on a potato"
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Old 26th June 2020, 12:57 PM   #3
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Thoroughly debunked by a Nessie believer already:

http://lochnessmystery.blogspot.com/...hotograph.html

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Old 26th June 2020, 01:05 PM   #4
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Ok it's clearly not nessie but that's a huge fish! Do they make good eating...?
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Old 26th June 2020, 01:15 PM   #5
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Ah yes, the "Nessie debate". Good job media for reporting on that one.
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Old 27th June 2020, 04:03 AM   #6
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This post was a bit redundant, so wiped.

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Old 27th June 2020, 09:00 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by wardenclyffe View Post
Thoroughly debunked by a Nessie believer already:

http://lochnessmystery.blogspot.com/...hotograph.html

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That's a pretty remarkable debunking. I mean, to actually identify the photo of a catfish which has been snipped and pasted into the "Nessie" photo, using the pattern of speckles on the fish as a fingerprint. That's quite something.
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Old 27th June 2020, 12:00 PM   #8
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I know! It's hard to believe that a person or group of people would do this and still end up believing in Nessie. I know it's only one incident and cognitive dissonance is a strong force, but to be willing to dig this deep to come up with an answer, and yet still believe...

As you say, remarkable.

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Old 27th June 2020, 12:06 PM   #9
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Old 27th June 2020, 12:14 PM   #10
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Can any of you prove Nessie doesn't exist?

Yeah, I thought so. Therefore the photos are real.
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Old 27th June 2020, 12:45 PM   #11
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Sigh.
I'm sorry. I believe.

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Old 27th June 2020, 03:42 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by wardenclyffe View Post
I know! It's hard to believe that a person or group of people would do this and still end up believing in Nessie. I know it's only one incident and cognitive dissonance is a strong force, but to be willing to dig this deep to come up with an answer, and yet still believe...

It reminds me of a fictional UFO group that appeared in the Delta Green setting for Call of Cthulhu. They believe in alien spacecraft visiting the Earth and want to find evidence that they exist, but they're also scientists who carefully examine evidence and don't hesitate to classify sightings as hoaxes or misidentifications. Given the setting, they're lucky that they haven't encountered any real aliens.
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Old 28th June 2020, 12:11 AM   #13
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Nessie "debate"
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Old 28th June 2020, 03:19 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by wardenclyffe View Post
I know! It's hard to believe that a person or group of people would do this and still end up believing in Nessie. I know it's only one incident and cognitive dissonance is a strong force, but to be willing to dig this deep to come up with an answer, and yet still believe...

As you say, remarkable.

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Especially when you read his article on why arguments that there is insufficient food mass for a colony of apex predators and one of the options he says have been prematurely ruled out is that Nessies are non corporeal and don't eat. To be fair he doesn't seem to persue that line of thinking but it's still listed as an option.
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Nessie "debate"
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
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Old 28th June 2020, 08:24 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by P.J. Denyer View Post
Especially when you read his article on why arguments that there is insufficient food mass for a colony of apex predators and one of the options he says have been prematurely ruled out is that Nessies are non corporeal and don't eat. To be fair he doesn't seem to persue that line of thinking but it's still listed as an option.

Of course they aren't and they don't! They are imaginary, with no corporeal existence and thus no need to eat. QED.
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Of course they aren't and they don't! They are imaginary, with no corporeal existence and thus no need to eat. QED.
I agree, but I don't think that is quite what he meant..
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Nessie's one of those things that doesn't even need an explanation, because there's just so many.

It's never been any one thing, it's always been a confused mess of different explanations all rolled into one ball of supposed mystery.
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Old 30th June 2020, 09:03 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by Jack by the hedge View Post
That's a pretty remarkable debunking. I mean, to actually identify the photo of a catfish which has been snipped and pasted into the "Nessie" photo, using the pattern of speckles on the fish as a fingerprint. That's quite something.
It's not like they're busy with any actual Nessie sightings or anything, though, lol. It's nice that they took the time to show their reasoning.

The Nessie myth will always be here, because people want it to be here. Same goes for Bigfoot, etc.
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Originally Posted by blutoski View Post
Link: [Loch Ness Monster 'spotted' by walker as new pics spark Nessie debate]

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Wow, those are pretty poor digital manipulations.

I expected better in 2020.

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Ah yes, the "Nessie debate". Good job media for reporting on that one.
Also, this.
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Nessie's one of those things that doesn't even need an explanation, because there's just so many.

It's never been any one thing, it's always been a confused mess of different explanations all rolled into one ball of supposed mystery.
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It's not like they're busy with any actual Nessie sightings or anything, though....
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Originally Posted by Gilbert Syndrome View Post
It's not like they're busy with any actual Nessie sightings or anything, though, lol. It's nice that they took the time to show their reasoning.

The Nessie myth will always be here, because people want it to be here. Same goes for Bigfoot, etc.
Not just want. According to this, profit by:


Loch Ness Monster worth nearly 41m a year to Scottish economy

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp...ttish-economy/
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