peoploid wrote:When I first read the OP, I thought, “Oh no, this guy Panther I was communicating with might be an escapee from an insane asylum. But then I remembered my own OP in the bestelectionever thread.
Haha. Touché. The nutjob is always the other guy, right? I am just being playful.
Do I really think salvia beings tweaked the Berenstein Bears? Probably not, but who knows? Reality being more strange than we can
imagine, and so on.
It could still be parallel realities and yet a natural occurrence. This might happen all the time, but I don’t think that we should *remember* it…that’s the part that seems to carry an eerie flavor of “intervention.” You engineer people’s belief in parallel realities on the ground, and by doing so you make consensus reality itself just a fraction less “sticky.”? Maybe.
Or maybe it was purely natural, and for some reason this time we carry the memory. A sequence like this:
1) It was originally “Berenstein”.
2) Then the internet and especially social media came along, and *for whatever reason* a large enough bunch of people became persuaded that it was “Berenstain.” Perhaps there was even a typo in a print run of the books or their videos? Who knows?
3) The mass of this belief becomes enough to create a minor track switch in consensus reality…*for everybody.*
4) All physical traces and events right back into history are now consistent with “Berenstain” and Berenstain only, because the universe has switched tracks. That mistake in the print run never happened now, and you’ll never find it, because it was in the Berenstein universe.
And now, if you'll excuse me, there’s a van pulling up outside. I think it may be time for my medication...