Monday, September 26, 2016

Tippin Rock Tips

(Species Specific Squamation vs. Pareidolia)
“We tried several different spots and the big stone rocked slowly back and forth nearly every time, so the legend of Tippin Rock has proven true...”
The whole story here:
     If you think you "see faces" in the Tippin Rock boulder, it might be considered pareidolia (when the mind perceives a familiar pattern of something where none actually exists). I'm looking instead for what might be weather worn human enhancements to the stone based on squamation (the arrangement of scales on an animal). Note the squamation on the face of this “Ornate Eastern Box Turtle:”

Squamation: 1 : the state or condition of being scaly or scaled. 2 : the arrangement of scales on an animal : scalation. ~

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