A Horse Race Mystery...
Comprehending and Extracting Context
Each Friday, a stranger calls Tom with a hot tip for Saturday's race. Each week for three weeks, the horse wins. The phone call is always the day before the race. The day after the third race, the stranger calls Tom and tells him he needs $50,000, if the tips are to continue. Tom has won $22,000, betting on the third race. Should he comply?
Context from the little Window - Tom is seriously considering giving the stranger $50,000. The stranger has been right 3 out of 3 times. He has made Tom $22,000 and that would have been a lot more, if Tom had bet on the first two races, using the tip. After all, isn't the proof in the pudding? Tom has dreams of a big fourth race.
Context in the big Window -Tom should not comply. If the stranger really had ESP or some premonition, he would not need Tom's $50,000. He would be rich from betting on the races. The stranger wouldn't be calling an unknown face with a tip.
Tom has been the fortunate winner of a leveraged pyramid scheme, a shell game spread over many people. The stranger picked one race with 7 entries. Then he selected a pool of 353 people. Week one, 49 people per horse = 49 winners. Week two, 7 people per horse = 7 winners. Week three, one person per horse = one winner, Tom.
The TNR or True Narrative Representation- the true context- can only be extracted from the big Window. It is the difference between comprehension and perception...Comprehending from the top down vs perceiving from the bottom up. But sometimes it is hard to comprehend from the top down, because we never know, how much we don't know...
The only place Philosophy-comprehension of narrative and Science-enablement of narrative are seamless, is in the realm of Logos-Source. If we can't reach Source, we should be careful about mixing the two. True Science, like true philosophy always builds and views from the top down, never from the bottom up. Philosophy addresses the questions of who, when and why. Science addresses the question of how. What were the requirements to make it work?
In Tom's case, both questions are from the big Window. Why would the stranger call Tom and how did he know?
Make it a great day...
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