Mars is a dry, barren planet so we can see every geological feature. In contrast, the Earth is mostly covered with water. Much of the visible land is covered with vegetation, or ice, or human settlements. The simulcra are there, geological and vegetative, but they tend to be smaller in scale. Search the web, look at aerial photography books; there's loads of them. I'd post some links but I'm having trouble with my searches at the mo.
Note that I mentioned scale . The Mars simulcra are massive! Thus indicating to normal-brained people that they are natural, not 'man/alien'-made.
Actually, if you look at any of the old Ripley's Believe It or Not columns that used to be published in US newspapers, a good portion of them listed such places right here on Terra. In fact, one of the funniest moments ever on American television involved a woman who collected potato chips that "looked like" famous people.
It arises because human brains evolved significant pattern matching skill, and we try to see patterns and shapes even where there aren't any. And naturally the human face is one of the most powerful images, so we see it everywhere, even in blurry photos of Mars.
And if some yutz insists that the "Face on Mars" is an artifact, you can tell them that he's a Muppets fan, since there's a great big image of Kermit the Frog there, too!
We have a very nice Adamski-style UFO on our bathroom window. It's just the reflection of the light bulb on the frosted glass of course. Probably. Or maybe it's a secret marker and one day They will come and take me away... :eek!!!!:
What with Jesus and the BVM appearing in puddles, walls and on snack foods, it looks like Satan himself is trying to get in on the act.
This is taken from my local newspaper, The Sentinel 24/08/02.
Gardener Kenneth Howell was mystified when he found this little red devil in his greenhouse. The unusually shaped tomato was among the crop at his home in Sneyd Green. The keen gardener, who has been growing the fruit for about 30 years and was nominated in Britain in Bloom for his garden, said: "I have never seen anything like this before. I think there was a jinx because none of the other tomatoes in the greenhouse were ripening. Other tomatoes which were okay were falling off the plants." The little devil has now been locked out of the way in a cupboard.
The article included a picture of a very nice horned tomato.
I wonder if Mr Howell will now be inundated with Satanists wishing to worship this obvious Satanic miracle?
Aww how cute! I've seen tomatoes with one 'pointy bit', but not two.
I always think the Moslems have an advantage over the other religions when it comes to 'messages' in fruit and veg, etc, 'cause the cursive Arabic writing is more easily imitated by nature than our Roman letters.
Okay, best place I can find for Simulacra is this thread, but even then this picture is kinda a reverse Simulacra. It's from an article about a man beating the world record for clothes pegs on his face
But anyway, I saw this picture and my immediate thought was of the striking similarities between it and the Green Men/Jack in the Green carvings festooning churchs, pagan sites and other locations resplendant with old english folklore.
I could be severly wrong, and it's kinda irrelevant, but I had to point it out to someone. I guess it isn't really that worthy of comment but there it is anyway...