Supernatural Experiences


One thing I noticed in the comments to “Resolving the Tokarski Phenomenon” which interests me is a chain of comments skewing towards the Supernatural. This seems to be par for the course at this blog; it is a frequent occurrence in the comments. Now, as I explained in my first introduction…my mind is coldly, coldly logical, and I recognize this as a bias of mine. It helps to understand your own biases, because there is no getting around a bias unless you first understand that your bias exists. When people respond to my article about genetic engineering with comments about shape-shifters, the brain of “logical me” has learned to immediately disregard these concepts. At least I am able to recognize that I have disregarded something for no definite reason, except for a knee-jerk bias against the Supernatural.

This is where I wanted to share my own story involving the Supernatural…

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Resolving the Tokarski Phenomenon


Preface: Before I begin, I would like to introduce myself to Piece of Mindful readers, since this is my first post. Mark personally asked me to give writing a chance, and I am more than happy to oblige him. A little about myself…I will be 30 years old in a matter of days, I have a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (graduated summa cum laude), and I possess knowledge in a wide variety of areas due to a lifelong passion for interesting information. Those who know me often say that I should sign up to be on “Jeopardy!”. In terms of Myers-Briggs personality types, the best fit for me is INTP, “The Logician” or “The Thinker”. I have always had a great admiration for the Sherlock Holmes character, and I apologize in advance for the number of times I will likely reference Holmes in making a point. My mind works very much like Holmes’s does in the stories. I refrain from social life to a large extent (by choice), and I am almost completely unplugged from modern popular culture. Although I own a TV, I rarely watch it. The only radio I listen to is BBC World News, and I do not follow any modern pop music. The only form of media I am interested in is film, and I have always been a big fan of Stanley Kubrick. This is all I will bore you with about myself…

My purpose in this particular article is resolving what I will call the Tokarski Phenomenon, named after the owner of this blog Mark Tokarski and his extensive catalog of work surrounding facial alignment. Just so that it is clear what I mean when I say “the Tokarski Phenomenon”, I would like to define the term. The Tokarski Phenomenon is defined as the excessive preponderance of facial alignment doppelgängers amongst Western public figures. Whether we are talking about “batches” such as the Damon Batch and Katy Perry Batch or the “twins” that Mark has written about extensively, the underlying phenomenon is basically a prevalence of facial alignment doppelgängers amongst public figures far outside of that which statistical norms would forecast. In this article, I will not only show that existing explanations (both common and uncommon) for this phenomenon are wholly inadequate, but I will also provide a strong case for the true explanation for this curiosity termed “the Tokarski Phenomenon”.

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