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The Co-Resemblence Theory July 12, 2006

Posted by Andy in andy roth, soapbox.

(from ~1996) 

I think it was time I went public with my “Co-Resemblence” Theory. Everyone has had the experience of walking down the street, seeing someone in the distance who they think they know, then finding out that they have never seen that person before in their life. I believe that these circumstances work both ways. In other words, not only do you mistake the person for someone you know, but that person also mistakes you for someone they know. Think about it. When this happens, the expression on your face will go from “Hello Friend” to “No, I wasn’t looking at you”. If you look at the other person, you will see that often they have the same expression transition on their face.

So what are the implications of this phenomenon? There are none. It really doesn’t matter all that much in the scheme of things. It’s just something I was thinking about. That’s why this page is called Andy’s SoapBox.



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