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    Dick Allgire Guest

    Default "Stop thinking normally."

    I’ll explain what happened in class tonight. Debra walked in and Glenn pointed her to a tray full of poker chips surrounding three small boxes. He instructed her to (after he had left the room) pick one of 80 chips (either red, blue, green, or black) and place the chip in one of 3 different ornamental boxes. The boxes are (tan- number 1, black- number 2, and brown- number 3.).

    So Debra had a lot possible choices:

    • A red chip in box number one,
    • A blue chip in box number one.
    • A green chip in box number one.
    • A black chip in box number one.
    • A red chip in box number two.
    • A blue chip in box number two.
    • A green chip in box number two.
    • A black chip in box number two.
    • A red chip in box number three.
    • A blue chip in box number three.
    • A green chip in box number three.
    • A black chip in box number three.

    She selected a chip and put it in a box, with no one observing. (No one physically at that moment.)

    After Debra selected a chip and placed it in the box no one touched the tray, the chips, or the boxes as students arrived for class. The class assembled and Glenn brought in the tray full of chips and set it front of us. He picked up box number one. He opened it and revealed a blue chip.

    He instructed Debra to go lift up the carpet in the front room, where she found a sealed, signed envelope. Inside was a paper that stated:
    “Debra. Box #1 Blue.”

    Parlor trick, or “not normal” thinking? We’ll let Glenn explain this as he posts later. His message tonight was "Stop thinking normally." In other words, don't guess- know, or view the past, or view the future, or cause it to happen, but don't guess.

    Aloha,

    Dick
    Last edited by Glenn B. Wheaton; 2007-May-01 Tue at 20:19.

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