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>Subject: Fwd: TEACHING TECHNIQUES-- 100th Monkey Shines
>Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2001 00:10:43 -0400
>TEACHING TECHNIQUES-- 100th Monkey Shines
>Salient information about teaching and learning
>by Bertha Vanatian, AIR staff
>Today is approximately the 48th birthday of the famous 101th monkey that
>learned to wash potatoes by being somewhere physically far removed from
>the 100 monkeys that lived together on island of Koshima and taught each
>other how to wash potatoes. We deduce this from having read part of the
>classic scientifical tome "The 100th Monkey," written by Ken Keyes, Jr.
>If you have not had the pleasure of reading the book (and even if you
>have), you can peruse its essence by looking at
>While Keyes does not specify the exact mechanism by which information is
>transmitted from the 100 monkeys to the 101st, he does provide a general
>description of it:
>"Thus, when a certain critical number achieves an awareness, this new
>awareness may be communicated from mind to mind. [T]here is a point at
>which if only one more person tunes-in to a new awareness, a field is
>strengthened so that this awareness is picked up by almost everyone!"
>The phenomenon is real. We conclude this because (a) it is described in a
>book, and (b) that book has (according to a report someone told us about
>having seen mention of) sold more than 1.5 million copies.
>For educators, the lessons are clear and compelling:
>1. Every classroom should have a minimum of 100 students.
>2. Worldwide, only one classroom is actually needed. Provided that that
>classroom always holds at least the minimum number (100) of students, the
>field is strengthened so that awareness of any and all lessons taught in
>the classroom is picked up by almost everyone, worldwide.
One wouldn't need to study for exams either. Just a couple nerds in a group
could propel everybody's test scores up several notches. I don't have to
read meme books either, since I'm learning from everybody else who is
diligently soaking in the new paradigm.
>We would be delighted to help publicize any school systems that operate
>this way. If your school system operates this way, please send details to
>MONKEY SHINE SCHOOLS c/o <email@example.com>
>NOTE: For Doubters Only
>Some hard-core skeptics imply that perhaps, maybe, somehow, the story of
>the 100th monkey was merely concocted -- that it did not in fact happen.
>Well, the story is true -- it did happen (see reasons (a) and (b)
Ummm..., this is a put on, right?
>However, for those who insist on thinking about the truth of stories that
>authoritative people tell them, and want in particular to think about the
>truth of the story of the 100th monkey, we reluctantly recommend two
>"The Hundredth Monkey: And Other Paradigms of the Paranormal" by Kendrick
>Frazier, Prometheus Books; 1991, ISBN: 0879756551
>"The Ape and the Sushi Master: Cultural Reflections of a Primatologist"
>by F. B. M. De Waal, Frans De Waal, Basic Books; 2001, ISBN: 0465041752
>© Copyright 2001 Annals of Improbable Research (AIR)
I suddenly want to take some dirty sweet potatoes down to my local beach.
Morphic resonance from the Koshima monkeys perhaps? I better bring suncreen.
I did have a pet guinea pig who my parents told me would only squeal when I
came home and a cat who would scamper out to greet my mom after work every
day, jumping atop her car. I wonder how he anticipated her arrival.
Maybe there's something to *that*...anecdotally of course.
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