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Red Herrings
78RPM   5/1/2015 1:42:23 PM
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This reminds me of something I learned from an eighth grade science teacher. He showed us a plate of radioactive peas. We put a Geiger counter to them and, yep. They were radioactive. We posited ideas on how they got that way. Then he dumped the peas on the desk and asked us to test again. Nada. The radiation was coming from the plate. This sounds basic but it reminds us of how many times a day we make assumptions about the facts behind our senses.

I often find that stating the problem to someone who knows nothing about what you're doing helps define the problem. I have explained intractable problems to my wife who has not knowledge nor interest in what I'm talking about. She asks some question that seems ridiculous on the surface but makes me take two eye blinks. Her question revealed the solution and unties the Gordian knot.

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