Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Blind Men and the Elephant

It is the day after Thanksgiving. A day known in retail circles as "Black Friday," but a day otherwise without significance. It is a good day for the official launch of The Bloggregator! I have invited Callie, Chris, Jamie, Nick, and Lisa to join in a group blog for no other reason than to exercise our thoughts and further attempt to make sense of them in written form. Who else would like to join this endeavor in writing to friends and strangers? 

The Bloggregator is my name for the tool we are using to collect and publish our writings. Right now, we are simply a group of WordPress members contributing to a single blog, which I have given the name Manifold Predictions. This refers to a story that occurred to Chris when I first attempted to explain my idea for a Bloggregator to him. It is the story of the blind men and the elephant: 

In one version of the story, there are many ways to state the same truth, and it is this open-minded view that is known as the theory of Manifold Predictions. So chew on this and digest in good health and harmony. On to further feasts!

-originally published 11/23/07 on Manifold Predictions

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