This weekend, someone shared the e-YES joke now making the rounds with me, and I found it on YouTube:
It seems to be just a prank at first, but on a second look, it shows us how framing distorts perceptions and is potentially quite manipulative.
As we consider the various issues now before our civilisation, let us ponder the framing challenge and let us ask ourselves how we may be being manipulated with more serious cases than e-YES vs EYE-s.
For instance, we have cases of objectors to design theory who regularly come here and post long ASCII-coded text strings while proclaiming they see no evidence that warrants the design inference on seeing FSCO/I or the more general case, CSI. Actually, some objectors actually think these concepts are ill formed rubbish. Never mind that every comment at UD beyond 73 ASCII characters is a case in point.
Time to think again, objectors. END