We went on a three-hour hike today at nearby Staunton State Park, a very busy place, especially on a Saturday. Parking lots were full.
There are no regulations in place in Colorado regarding outdoor wearing of masks except in places like Boulder, aka the “People’s Republic,” an oppressively liberal place. Up here in the mountains, I rarely wear a mask indoors, and never outside.
Today on the trail, I roughly kept track. Perhaps 90% of the hikers we passed wore masks, many stopping to shield up as we approached.
There is no requirement, and these are not employees forced by their bosses to mask up. This is free and voluntary behavior. This is an indication of how deeply penetrated now the brainwashing is.
But there never was any hope. The old axiom that if it is on TV, people think it is true, holds firm. That is the nature of the human race, a herd that is easily frightened and manipulated. It doesn’t hurt that the schools teach them to be passive and to obey, but still, a better showing would be 10 or 20% in rebellion. I think it is now more like 1 or 2% of us with the intelligence to see through the hoax and the moral courage to resist. I do appreciate our readers here.
When I was in high school, in a math class one day the teacher, Mr. Conners, one of the good ones, had us do an experiment. He wrote down on a piece of paper the numbers one through ten in random order, each number used only once. He wanted to teach us a little about statistics. He asked us all to do the same. His point was that randomly, most of us would only align with him on maybe two or three of the numbers.
After we had written down our numbers, he wrote his on the board, and I looked down in amazement as I saw that he and I aligned perfectly. He was shocked. What are the odds?
Well, the odds of agreeing on the first number are one in ten. The odds of agreeing on the first two numbers are one in 90 (10 x 9). For three, it is one in 720 (10 x 9 x8), and so on. The odds of agreeing on all ten numbers:
10 x 9 x 8 x 7 x 6 x 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 … or one chance in 3,628,800.
That is the most amazing coincidence I have ever seen in my life.
Later on and more recently, I began to wonder about facial work I was doing, what are the odds, for instance, of alignment of hairline, skull shape, placement and shape of the eyes, nose and mouth, chin shape, distance from nose to upper lip and from lower lip to chin. To get perfect alignment on all those features is the same as above – not incidental, but coincidental. The odds against perfect alignment between Janis Joplin and Amy Goodman … very high. It is this reasoning that has carried me forward in my facial work, and against all critics.
Of course there was a chance that I would get all ten numbers right in Mr. Conners’ class. Statistics never rule out possibilities. They only measure their likelihood. Two faces sharing all of the same features either indicates that we are probably looking at the same person, or that we are looking at monkey business, as in our Brats.