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10th Jan '18 12:41:23 AM Spindriver
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--->“Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in will be shot.
--->BY ORDER OF THE AUTHOR
--->per G.G., CHIEF OF ORDNANCE”

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--->“Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in will be shot.
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* Paul "Hungrybear9562" Vasquez's "Double Rainbow" viral video has been subject to this, especially after it was autotuned by Songify This. As the man himself explained in multiple interviews (as well as a video response to his own video), his asking "What does it mean?" in the video was actually him seeking ''spiritual'' meaning in the rainbow sighting. Despite this, several science-related YouTube channels (and ''dozens'' of people commenting on his original video as well as the autotuned version) decided to "answer" his question with a detached, academic, and dry explanation on how rainbows occur.

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* Paul "Hungrybear9562" [="Hungrybear9562"=] Vasquez's "Double Rainbow" viral video has been subject to this, especially after it was autotuned by Songify This. As the man himself explained in multiple interviews (as well as a video response to his own video), his asking "What does it mean?" in the video was actually him seeking ''spiritual'' meaning in the rainbow sighting. Despite this, several science-related YouTube channels (and ''dozens'' of people commenting on his original video as well as the autotuned version) decided to "answer" his question with a detached, academic, and dry explanation on how rainbows occur.
28th Dec '17 10:40:01 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Subverted and averted by Curie in ''VideoGame/Fallout4''. As a Miss Nanny robot, she is constrained by her analytical programming and wants the creative spark that a human mind can give her. Once she's given the opportunity by being uploaded into a synth body, Curie finds that her preinstalled knowledge base doesn't help her to deal with the emotions she can now feel, but she s so enthralled by experiencing them that she doesn't feel the need to fully understand the How and Why.

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* Subverted and averted by Curie in ''VideoGame/Fallout4''. As a Miss Nanny robot, she is constrained by her analytical programming and wants the creative spark that a human mind can give her. Once she's given the opportunity by being uploaded into a synth body, Curie finds that her preinstalled knowledge base doesn't help her to deal with the emotions she can now feel, but she s she's so enthralled by experiencing them that she doesn't feel the need to fully understand the How and Why.
28th Dec '17 10:38:13 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Subverted and averted by Curie in ''VideoGame/Fallout4''. As a Miss Nanny robot, she is constrained by her analytical programming and wants the creative spark that a human mind can give her. Once she's given the opportunity by being uploaded into a synth body, Curie finds that her preinstalled knowledge base doesn't help her to deal with the emotions she can now feel, but she s so enthralled by experiencing them that she doesn't feel the need to fully understand the How and Why.
11th Oct '17 1:25:04 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' is a inversion of this. It often talks of math and science with an infectious sense of awe and giddiness, demonstrated [[http://xkcd.com/877/ here]].

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* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' is a inversion of this. It often talks of math and science with an infectious sense of awe and giddiness, demonstrated [[http://xkcd.com/877/ here]].demonstrated here.]]



* Creator/EliezerYudkowsky argues against it under the title, "[[http://lesswrong.com/lw/oo/explaining_vs_explaining_away/ Explaining vs. Explaining Away]], with some follow up notes on taking [[http://lesswrong.com/lw/or/joy_in_the_merely_real/ Joy in the "Merely" Real]].

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* Creator/EliezerYudkowsky argues against it under the title, "[[http://lesswrong.com/lw/oo/explaining_vs_explaining_away/ Explaining vs. Explaining Away]], with some follow up notes on taking [[http://lesswrong.com/lw/or/joy_in_the_merely_real/ Joy in the "Merely" Real]].Real.]]



** The very concept of "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematical_beauty mathematical beauty]]" not only {{defie|dTrope}}s this trope, but [[InvertedTrope turns it on its head]]. People who aren't mathematically minded miss out on the beauty of something like Euler's identity, e[[superscript:iπ]]+1=0.[[note]]Think of it this way. When you start school, you learn about the number one, and about addition. Zero and multiplication come a little later. Then advance a few years and discover pi, and exponentiation. Finally, at the tail end of a high school education, you learn about natural logarithms and e, and complex numbers and i. Then you discover this little identity that pulls together more than a decade of diverse mathematical studies into one essentially simple expression. That's mathematical beauty.[[/note]]

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** The very concept of "[[http://en.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematical_beauty mathematical beauty]]" "mathematical beauty"]] not only {{defie|dTrope}}s this trope, but [[InvertedTrope turns it on its head]]. People who aren't mathematically minded miss out on the beauty of something like Euler's identity, e[[superscript:iπ]]+1=0.[[note]]Think of it this way. When you start school, you learn about the number one, and about addition. Zero and multiplication come a little later. Then advance a few years and discover pi, and exponentiation. Finally, at the tail end of a high school education, you learn about natural logarithms and e, and complex numbers and i. Then you discover this little identity that pulls together more than a decade of diverse mathematical studies into one essentially simple expression. That's mathematical beauty.[[/note]]
11th Oct '17 1:23:32 PM WillKeaton
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* The creators of ''WebAnimation/ExtraCredits'' say they frequently receive comments saying that by analyzing games they are sucking the fun out of them. Their response can be found [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLKVg-2d54c here]].

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* The creators of ''WebAnimation/ExtraCredits'' say they frequently receive comments saying that by analyzing games they are sucking the fun out of them. Their response can be found [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLKVg-2d54c here]].found here.]]
11th Oct '17 1:21:35 PM WillKeaton
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** Creator/EdgarAllanPoe takes what's implicit in the poem and [[TakeThat makes it explicit]] in ''[[http://www.sonnets.org/poe.htm#100 To Science]]''.
** A scientist's rebuttal to Walt Whitman's poem is called "[[http://www.scottaaronson.com/writings/whitman.html When I Heard the Learn'd Poet]]".

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** Creator/EdgarAllanPoe takes what's implicit in the poem and [[TakeThat makes it explicit]] in ''[[http://www.sonnets.org/poe.htm#100 To Science]]''.
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** A scientist's rebuttal to Walt Whitman's poem is called "[[http://www.[[http://www.scottaaronson.com/writings/whitman.html When "When I Heard the Learn'd Poet]]".Poet."]]
10th Oct '17 2:01:00 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* Parodied in an early Garfield strip. After hearing Jon's farmer brother Doc Boy explain how potato chips are made, Garfield complains that knowing where food comes from means all the magic is gone.
23rd Sep '17 4:36:21 PM Gosicrystal
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* ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'': N accuses Professor Juniper of "arbitrarily measuring and categorizing Pokemon without appreciating them". If you were reading Juniper's intro speech in the game's prologue, [[GenkiGirl you'd know this isn't the case]]. It's a mite hypocritical of N when he seems to view everything in terms of equations and formulas himself, even as it's clear that he has a deep appreciation for Pokemon.

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* ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'': N accuses Professor Juniper of "arbitrarily measuring and categorizing Pokemon Pokémon without appreciating them". If you were reading Juniper's intro speech in the game's prologue, [[GenkiGirl you'd know this isn't the case]]. It's a mite hypocritical of N when he seems to view everything in terms of equations and formulas himself, even as it's clear that he has a deep appreciation for Pokemon.Pokémon.
17th Sep '17 9:14:48 PM NOYB
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* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'': in one episode the Vulcan officer is told to let the instruments record the data and simply enjoy the beauty of the brand new spacial thing they've discovered.

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* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'': in In one episode the Vulcan officer is told to let the instruments record the data and simply enjoy the beauty of the brand new spacial thing they've discovered.
31st Jul '17 7:00:21 PM DarkHunter
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* Played with in ''Film/ShortCircuit''. Toward the end of the film, Newton is trying to figure out if Number 5 has really "come alive." He makes a Rorshcach blot with paper and tomato soup, trying to see if Number 5 sees past the scientific to see the marigolds:

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* Played with in ''Film/ShortCircuit''. Toward the end of the film, Newton is trying to figure out if Number 5 has really "come alive." He makes a Rorshcach blot with paper and tomato soup, trying to see if Number 5 sees past the scientific to see the marigolds:marigolds. It is foreshadowed earlier in the film that Number 5 has this capacity: though he regurgitates scientific information at the drop of a hat, he is also able to [[ThatCloudLooksLike see abstract shapes in clouds]], rather than just dismissing them as pockets of water vapor.
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