Darwin spotted in Eye-Scan

Schöne Abwechslung zu den Jesus-Sichtungen in Kartoffelbrei oder Hundearschlöchern: 'Face of Charles Darwin' spotted in patient's eye scan.


A Liverpool scientist spotted an uncanny likeness of Charles Darwin in a patient’s eye scan. Christopher McCleary noticed the shape of the father of evolution when carrying out a scan at Aintree Hospital.

The ophthalmic technician said: “This was a fantastic example of pareidolia, where our minds make us see a familiar shape when it doesn’t actually exist. Given the number of religious figures who feature in media reports of pareidolia, we thought that it was very appropriate that our high-tech scanning equipment found one of history’s most important scientists.”