Mandela effect and the Ford logo

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Mandela effect and the Ford logo

I recently came across the interesting phenomenon documented as the Mandela effect, I think it's a fascinating concept, I've no idea whether it good be possible.

What is certainly interesting is the claim the Ford logo has changed and people remember the logo without the 'e' on the F.  I've never been much of a Ford fan so haven't taken any note of the logo.  

Any Ford fans here remember the logo without the 'e' in the F?  Think about it before you look at the logo now.

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If this website is to be believed, the ‘e’ has been on the F for 92 years... Scratchchin

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It might be an idea to post a link to the article you have read on the Mandela Effect in order to encourage informed responses. 

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I'm highly, highly sceptical that the Mandela effect (that people's memories don't match up with reality because somehow the timeline we live in has been altered) exists. In fact, I'd go so far to say that it's bunkum, just like homeopathy. The best explanation for the effect is that our memories are 'false' or mistaken. It's because we're fallible, biological organisms and not computers. 

Our memories don't work in the same way that computer storage does. For example, try drawing a very familiar object (like a £5 note) without having one in front of you. Your attempt is likely to get some features right, but the detail will be hopeless. If we did have a perfect storage and retrieval mechanism, we'd be much better at such a task.

There's an interesting article on why the brain is not a computer here and my own response to it here if you've got time to spare while it's stormy outside!

I enjoyed looking up the Mandela effect website, but (as my stats teacher used to say) the plural of anecdote is not data!

Tim.

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the plural of anecdote is not data!

That's very true; a useful expression.

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To give a name to the fact that our memories are imprecise seems to be aggrandisement of one's subject.

Yes, it is interesting how fallible memory can be and worthy of some study.  It is certainly true that myths lodge themselves in our minds. Certainly the web, and social media in particular, is knee-deep in falsehoods, many of malicious origin.

If asked to sketch out a Ford logo, I would not have put the looped flourish in the F, but that is just because I have failed to notice that little detail.

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There's various posts,  

https://www.buzzfeed.com/christopherhudspeth/crazy-examples-of-the-mandela-effect-that-will-make-you-ques

I'm not pushing this as something I believe in, I just think it's an interesting concept and worthy for a Friday virtual beer discussion Blabla

From my understanding, little evidence will be found supporting the design without the 'e'. However some individuals for some reason are shall we say isolated from the change in history and therefore clearly remember events previously, in this case the original logo being used on modern cars.

This being a car forum I thought I'd query members see how they recall the logo.  I certainly don't recall the 'e' but then I never took much notice of the logo.

While there is a mountain of conventional logic and science that would dispute this and call it ridiculous, there is the possibility of other dimensions existing, respected scientists have been discussing that for years, is it possible they could interact?  Who knows, remember the earth was flat once.   Again,,,,  I'm not a nut job that thinks this....  its just a curious concept for a Friday night...well Saturday now.

 

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I asked a friend yesterday evening, he owns an Escort Mk1 Mexico, and is a massive Ford fan, he completely missed the 'e', and was quite bemused by it.

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I’m sure I read about this before.

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I drove a Ford Orion for a few years (don't judge me please *wink*) but I really didn't love it enough to pay close attention to the logo! Maybe people on the Ford owners club forums (if there are such things) might've paid more attention.

You're right - it's a good virtual pub discussion for a Friday (now Saturday) night!

Tim.

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We aren't honestly saying that because people can't remember things correctly/take notice that there is some sort of wibbly wobbly timely wimey thing going on by time travellers and only affecting some people? Quite a leap that one.