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Nonbelief in the Loch Ness Monster

#1  Postby Arcanyn » Dec 25, 2014 10:12 am

Belief in the Loch Ness Monster has often been described as a case of wish fulfillment, by people who think things would be much more exciting if there was some bizarre life form in the lake, as well as those who would really, really like to make lots money from the resultant tourism. However, disbelief in the Loch Ness Monster may also be a form of wish fulfillment. One of the proposed explanations for the Loch Ness Monster is that it may be a plesiosaur, a species of dinosaur long thought to be extinct. Many people as children saw the movie Jurassic Park, and there were many cases of them finding the movie to be quite terrifying. As such, it makes sense that some people, carrying that trauma through to their adult life, may well choose to adopt beliefs that allow them to avoid confronting the possibility that there might actually be big scary dinosaurs out in the world that may in fact eat them at some point. In fact, nonbelief in the Loch Ness Monster may simply be nothing more than a symptom of a more generalised dinophobia. All we can be sure of is that when someone claims not to believe in the Loch Ness Monster, it clearly isn't because they consider a few obviously faked photographs to be insufficient grounds for believing in the Loch Ness Monster; no, it is clearly because on some level the idea of the Loch Ness Monster existing terrifies them. Whether fear of dinosaurs, dislike of an unpleasant relative working in Scottish tourism, or something else, it is clear that people come to reject the existence of the Loch Ness Monster on emotional grounds, not through reason.
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Re: Nonbelief in the Loch Ness Monster

#2  Postby chairman bill » Dec 25, 2014 10:18 am

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Re: Nonbelief in the Loch Ness Monster

#3  Postby Thommo » Dec 25, 2014 10:44 am

I find little to object to there.
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Re: Nonbelief in the Loch Ness Monster

#4  Postby Darwinsbulldog » Dec 25, 2014 10:49 am

Nessie is real, y'all!
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Re: Nonbelief in the Loch Ness Monster

#5  Postby redwhine » Dec 25, 2014 11:03 am

Arcanyn wrote:All we can be sure of is that when someone claims not to believe in the Loch Ness Monster, it clearly isn't because they consider a few obviously faked photographs to be insufficient grounds for believing in the Loch Ness Monster; no, it is clearly because on some level the idea of the Loch Ness Monster existing terrifies them.

Utter bollocks!

If it exists, it lives in a lake in Scotland. All they need to do is not visit that lake (or even, for overkill, Scotland itself) and they would have nothing to fear.
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Re: Nonbelief in the Loch Ness Monster

#6  Postby Macdoc » Dec 25, 2014 4:14 pm

spawn of

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#7  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Dec 25, 2014 4:48 pm

Obviously, since everything we do is based on emotion, even maths. Duh.
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Re: Nonbelief in the Loch Ness Monster

#8  Postby Scot Dutchy » Dec 25, 2014 10:47 pm

Where's Mac?

He works in a hotel overlooking the loch.
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Re: Nonbelief in the Loch Ness Monster

#9  Postby Darwinsbulldog » Dec 26, 2014 12:37 am

It is really odd how folks can confuse a motivational tool with an informational one. Not surprisingly, as soon as this happens, their output turns to shit.
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Re: Nonbelief in the Loch Ness Monster

#10  Postby Jerome Da Gnome » Dec 26, 2014 2:48 am

The only scientific argument against was not enough food source in the loch. That argument wasn't convincing as we don't know what they eat.
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#11  Postby Fenrir » Dec 26, 2014 3:44 am

Jerome Da Gnome wrote:The only scientific argument against was not enough food source in the loch. That argument wasn't convincing as we don't know what they eat.

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Re: Nonbelief in the Loch Ness Monster

#12  Postby Jerome Da Gnome » Dec 26, 2014 4:03 am

Seriously, why couldn't a flock (what do you call a bird/dino/whale transition grouping?) have survived there for vast generations?
We have found living presumed extinct millions of years ago fossils.
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Re: Nonbelief in the Loch Ness Monster

#13  Postby The_Metatron » Dec 26, 2014 4:40 am

Because this giant fucking asteroid slammed into the Yucatan peninsula.


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Re: Nonbelief in the Loch Ness Monster

#14  Postby Jerome Da Gnome » Dec 26, 2014 4:46 am

The_Metatron wrote:Because this giant fucking asteroid slammed into the Yucatan peninsula.

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That wouldn't kill every creature in the world. we are still finding new stuff all the time.

I bet if we spent as much money looking for oil we would know for a certainty if the Scottish monster exists.
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Re: Nonbelief in the Loch Ness Monster

#15  Postby Thommo » Dec 26, 2014 4:59 am

Jerome Da Gnome wrote:Seriously, why couldn't a flock (what do you call a bird/dino/whale transition grouping?) have survived there for vast generations?
We have found living presumed extinct millions of years ago fossils.


Flocks of dinosaurs did survive, we see their descendants every day in almost all parts of the world, including most certainly loch ness. If you're suggesting some kind of aquatic species also survived but only in a specific region, it's just about possible I suppose, but you'd have to think the lack of evidence in this era of camera phones suggests it's unlikely, when compared to the number of alleged sightings.

Whether the descendants of such a species would remain similar to whatever existed at the time is unlikely. Sharks today are rather similar to those around at the time, but many other species (the aforementioned birds) are not.
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Re: Nonbelief in the Loch Ness Monster

#16  Postby laklak » Dec 26, 2014 4:46 pm

My mother was frightened by a bear while pregnant, therefore I don't believe in Bigfoot.
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Re: Nonbelief in the Loch Ness Monster

#17  Postby Owdhat » Feb 24, 2015 7:52 pm

What does it feed on? it feeds on thasands of forin tourists buying crap in Drumnadrochit.
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Re: Nonbelief in the Loch Ness Monster

#18  Postby Animavore » Feb 24, 2015 8:15 pm

Jerome Da Gnome wrote:(what do you call a bird/dino/whale transition grouping?)


Nothing. No such grouping exists.
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Re: Nonbelief in the Loch Ness Monster

#19  Postby The_Metatron » Feb 24, 2015 8:45 pm

Animavore wrote:
Jerome Da Gnome wrote:(what do you call a bird/dino/whale transition grouping?)

Nothing. No such grouping exists.

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Re: Nonbelief in the Loch Ness Monster

#20  Postby THWOTH » Feb 25, 2015 12:59 am

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This image, taken by an Apple map satellite, depicts a shadowy form of around 100 feet in length with something akin to flippers in the water of the Loch Ness. The image has been studied for six months by experts at the Official Loch Ness Monster Fan Club, the Club has concluded the shadow is most probably the Loch Ness Monster. This sighting is the first reported in 18 months, the longest that Nessie has been missing since 1925.

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