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If the Virgin Mary can turn up on grilled cheese, and Jesus can be found in a dog’s butt, then it only makes sense for Charles Darwin to appear on an eye scan:


The good news is that Christopher McCleary, the ophthalmic technician who spotted it, is well aware that his mind is just playing tricks on him:

“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.”

That’s something you’ll never hear from someone who spots a religious icon in unexpected places…

(via Christian Nightmares)

Hemant Mehta is the founder of, a YouTube creator, podcast co-host, and author of multiple books about atheism. He can be reached at @HemantMehta.