The Elephant in the Room by David VanCronkhite

When I was 12, I had to memorize the poem "The Blind Men and the Elephant" for a school competition. I've never forgotten it. Six blind men describe with great certainty the mighty elephant, each touching only one part of it, never the whole animal. The one part they do experience and describe seems very accurate, but their overall conclusions about the whole elephant are wildly and laughably distorted. They assume their experience and viewpoint is the totality of the creature. No doubt, six … [Read more...]


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