I don’t think scientists are afraid of studying the paranormal or are afraid of suddenly finding an entire new body of science that debunks everything taught before.
You know why? Because science is an ever-changing field. We’re learning new things, adding to theories, or changing around theories. Change is what it’s all about.
We’ve definitly improved from killing anyone who believed anything other than the status-quo.
BUT there is still so much ignorance.
Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer in her book “Extraordinary Knowing” talks about her research into the field and the incredible ignorance of her colleagues about the established research in such matters and her uphill battle to get academics to even examine the research.
Philosopher Stephen Braude in his book “The Gold Leaf Lady and other Parapsychological Investigations” openly admits that he did not attempt to undertake the investigation of anything to do with parapsychology until he had obtained tenure at his university.
It’s that the paranormal are just not respected. Even with the experiments of many proving the existence of psi (for pete’s sake, the U.S Government even used psychic powers as a war-tactic) and the amazing phenomena of the human mind, no one is going to be willing to say WOAH, LOOK AT THAT, because of how the topic itself is perceived.
It’s comparable to how even with so much evidence Galileo’s theory wasn’t exactly welcomed in with open arms.
I’ll be honest here, a lot of the paranormal isn’t static when science demands repeatable evidence.
But with all millions of case studies of unexplained events dating back to prehistoric era’s, are we really just going to ignore all of it because it doesn’t fit in to man-made model of how the world should be studied?
"A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it."
(Max Planck - Nobel Prize Physics 1918)
I like a lot of things about you but the biggest one has to be how passionate you are. Not a lot of people like that these days.
There is so much we don’t know and most scientists won’t even consider exploring something more abstract
"If Bertolt is in the party, Reiner’s Defense and Attack Power increases by 60%."
Canon on both sides now I’m so glad.
"If Reiner is in the party, Bertolt’s Defense Power becomes 1.7 times normal."
Dear lord, Bertl, your stats are insane.
So not really a sketch but not really a finished piece either? Just a little something I painted for a Q&A in the current Imagine FX, which I liked enough to post :)
Enrollment is currently open for my very first skillshare class on Character Concept Art! You can read all the details here and sign up here for anyone interested: Character Concept Art: from thumbnail to final design.
I ALWAYS THOUGHT THE HDR EFFECT WAS HARD BUT IT’S ACTUALLY LIKE A 5 STEP THING BESIDES DUPLICATING AND FLATTENING SHIT HOLY FUCK I CAN DO IT. I’M SO EXCITED WOW THAT’S LOVELY and I have to share because no one every taught me this.
- Open your picture.
- Duplicate layer (Ctrl+J)
- Overlay that shit 50%
- Flatten image (Ctrl+E)
- Duplicate that one layer that you have now (Ctrl+J)
- Desaturate (Shift+Ctrl+U)
- Invert (Ctrl+I)
- Gaussian Blur it to 40
- Now overlay that B&W Blurred image
- Duplicate and sharpen if necessary
- AMAZEMENT WOW HOLY SHIT
MOTHERFUCKER, I’VE BEEN TRYING TO FIND THIS FOR HOURS. TAGG(NG THE SHIT OUT OF THIS.