Blind men and an elephant – SPRLQDT

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05/03/2015 - 08/05/2015

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7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Fabrica de Pensule

It is only this present experience, our present reconstruction of the past, that is real, not the past as such. We have to remember that what we observe is not nature in itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning. A number of blind men came to an elephant. Somebody told them that it was an elephant.

The blind men asked, ‘What is the elephant like?’ and they began to touch its body. One of them said: ‘It is like a pillar.’ This blind man had only touched its leg. Another man said, ‘The elephant is like a husking basket.’ This person had only touched its ears. Similarly, he who touched its trunk or its belly talked of it differently.