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"Very nicely done. Thank you for writing this out. I've never really looked at the uncanny valley as applying to stories as well, but it's very true. It's all in suspension of disbelief, isn't it? When you're watching Bugs…"
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"Wow great piece. Well written. I am not as blessed with writing skills as you are. I woke up this morning with a similar thought. I wanted to present the idea of writing a bible today and how would it sound. What stories would be written. Obviously…"
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Andrew Clitheroe replied to Bouncy Edhel's discussion 'Working at place with very religious people...'
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Religion: Paving Over the Narrative Trench.

 There is a phenomenon found in (but not limited to) computer-generated special effects, known as the Uncanny Valley. The term refers to the way our emotional response to a thing aping human form or behaviour abruptly nosedives when mimickry becomes almost, but not quite, perfect, only recovering when we are presented with something indistinguishable from a genuine human being. An oft-cited example is that audiences will laugh along with the cartoony cast of a Pixar film, but find the more…See More
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Andrew Clitheroe replied to Bouncy Edhel's discussion 'Working at place with very religious people...'
"You could always point out the staggering irony of Christians working for an insurance company. Joking aside, it doesn't sound like you want to be an atheist crusader - which is perfectly fine. Provided you can put up with the radio, I'd…"
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There is a phenomenon found in (but not limited to) computer-generated special effects, known as the Uncanny Valley. The term refers to the way our emotional response to a thing aping human form or behaviour abruptly nosedives when mimickry becomes almost, but not quite, perfect, only recovering when we are presented with something indistinguishable from a genuine human being. An oft-cited example is that audiences will laugh along with the cartoony…

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