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Re: Real or Hooey?

Postby SilverLynx » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:42 pm

scalba123 wrote:I'm only familiar with the "real v. fake" argument. What is "hooey"?

It's basically the same thing as malarkey.
"Mountains seem to answer an increasing imaginative need in the West. More and more people are discovering a desire for them, and a powerful solace in them. At bottom, mountains, like all wildernesses, challenge our complacent conviction - so easy to lapse into - that the world has been made for humans by humans. Most of us exist for most of the time in worlds which are humanly arranged, themed and controlled. One forgets that there are environments which do not respond to the flick of a switch or the twist of a dial, and which have their own rhythms and orders of existence. Mountains correct this amnesia. By speaking of greater forces than we can possibly invoke, and by confronting us with greater spans of time than we can possibly envisage, mountains refute our excessive trust in the man-made. They pose profound questions about our durability and the importance of our schemes. They induce, I suppose, a modesty in us."
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Re: Real or Hooey?

Postby bigtrout » Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:45 pm

I love the MonsterQuest and Hunting for Bigfoot type shows. But as a scientist, I'm skeptical about the existence of a large, undiscovered ape living in North America. With millions of automobiles, and millions of hunters, and millions of people who watch this type of show (me included!), you'd think a sasquatch would have been hit by a car, accidentally shot by a hunter, or photographed by now. I really hope that there's a Bigfoot, but I doubt it.
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Re: Real or Hooey?

Postby bigtrout » Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:47 pm

I thought there was a chupacabra running around Pueblo West, but it turned out to be a mangy coyote. I was bitterly bummed out.
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