Sometimes it is the basic things people get hung up on. Let’s take a moment for a reality check.
Our first example is a ham sandwich.
Now someone might argue that this is not a ham sandwich, but a picture of a ham sandwich. While that is technically correct, it doesn’t add anything to the discussion. We all know what a ham sandwich is, and we can recognize the picture of one when we see it. One also might argue that the meat on the sandwich really isn’t ham. Nevertheless, we know that ham sandwiches are not unusual, and without some solid justification, there’s no reason to try to over analyze the obvious.
Our second example of a real object is this shoe. The discussion of the shoe follows that of the ham sandwich, and need not be repeated.
Our third example of a real object is this birth certificate. Most people have had experience with birth certificates. They are quite common objects.
This is where things get a little weird in that while the other real objects we’ve discussed so far are pretty straightforward, an amazing number of people make amazing arguments to deny that this birth certificate is real. Nevertheless, we have several confirmations that the facts on this certificate are true, and we have reliable press reports of those who have examined it personally and still this object is still denied by some.
Our final example is a real object, recognizable world wide. Whether one respects or disrespects it, it is what it is. That is, for most people. There are still some folks who go to great lengths to deny the identification of this object: