Friday, April 10, 2015

The Dress: Episode V - Han Solo's Jacket

Remember when The Dress destroyed the internet several weeks back?  Remember that I wrote about what it has to do with philosophical skepticism?

It turns out that science fiction fans have their own version of The Dress!  The case has been around for decades when it comes to the color of Han Solo's jacket on Hoth in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back.

Check out the story over at Nerdist.

Just as was the case with The Dress, in this case the staunchly defended color camps might get some comfort from skeptical reflections on the reliability of our sensory knowledge.

But then again, getting Star Wars fans to ease up on their dogmatic beliefs doesn't have much precedent.  I cite primarily the strongly held opinions in the case of Han Solo v. Greedo aka, the "Han shot first" case.  Nonetheless, Harrison Ford has apparently taken skeptical therapy to heart.  When asked about the issue on reddit, he said, "I don't know and I don't care."

What do you think?

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