The latest post that caught my attention for its surreal example of a pathological skeptic moment is this response to a poster named WGBH, who had, in the past, posted about his Bigfoot sighting. "Drewbot" comes along and wonders where WGBH is, WGBH responds that, since "Drewbot" doesn't believe WGBH saw a Bigfoot, what's the point of going on? To which "Drewbot" posts:
I believe you had a sighting, I just don't think you saw an actual Bigfoot.I love it.
Look at this formula:
INPUT STIMULI I1, I2, I3, I4... = OUTPUT X
OUTPUT X = SIGHTING
A sighting is an output function
INPUT (IX) could be any number of inputs that lead you to believe you had a sighting.
I don't believe that the input stimulus was an actual bigfoot. However I do believe that you had an input that created an output of a sighting.