Six wise, blind elephants were discussing what humans were like.
They failed to agree with each other in any way, and so they decided to determine what humans were like by direct experience.
So, off the elephants went, tramping through the jungle (visualise the Dawn Patrol from the Jungle Book movie), and eventually they came across a human, who was tending to his crops on the outskirts of a village.
The first wise, blind elephant felt the human, and declared, “Humans are flat.”
The otherwise, blind elephants, after similarly feeling the human, agreed.
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