~ Friday, November 28, 2003 ~
This is bugging me.
Once I read a book that had an interesting passage about perceived reality. It talked about how one person who sees a unicorn in a thicket will question his own vision; two who see a unicorn will begin to believe it, and so on, but at a certain point the belief turns around and becomes inversely instead of directly related to the number of people present, so that by the time you have a whole crowd of people present, they will all agree that it must have been a deer near some branches and a trick of the sunlight, or something. So many sane normal people couldn't possibly manage to agree that they've just seen something that they all know doesn't exist.
I sure wish I could remember the source. I thought it might have been James Thurber, but I already checked The Unicorn in the Garden and it wasn't there.
Current Music: the breathing of the dead
~ prattled by Miriam at 2:15 a.m. [+]
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