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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Theorem

8 monkey theorem-------------------

Came across this one recently on the website. Put eight monkeys in a room. In the middle of the room is a ladder, leading to a bunch of bananas hanging from a hook on the ceiling. Each time a monkey tries to climb the ladder, all the monkeys are sprayed with ice water, which makes them miserable. Soon enough, whenever a monkey attempts to climb the ladder, all of the other monkeys, not wanting to be sprayed, set upon him and beat him up. Soon, none of the eight monkeys ever attempts to climb the ladder.

One of the original monkeys is then removed, and a new monkey is put in the room. Seeing the bananas and the ladder, he wonders why none of the other monkeys are doing the obvious, but, undaunted, he immediately begins to climb the ladder. All the other monkeys fall upon him and beat him silly. He has no idea why. However, he no longer attempts to climb the ladder. A second original monkey is removed and replaced. The newcomer again attempts to climb the ladder, but all the other monkeys hammer the crap out of him. This includes the previous new monkey, who, grateful that he's not on the receiving end this time, participates in the beating because all the other monkeys are doing it. However, he has no idea why he's attacking the new monkey. One by one, all the original monkeys are replaced. Eight new monkeys are now in the room. None of them have ever been sprayed by ice water. None of them attempt to climb the ladder. All of them will enthusiastically beat up any new monkey who tries, without having any idea why...

This also holds very well for many of the traditional and religious cultures and social settings that we follow day in day out in our families !!!

4 comments:

  1. abe kuch primordial bhi likha kar........kya be inspirit hoke likhta hain......

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  2. Yahan jo bhi mein likhata hoon woh mnetion kar deta hoon ke website se uthaya hai ya nahi.I write as i wish not by others command.When help will be needed,I will call you for reviewing.
    Was thnx for your suggestion.

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  3. sahi hain likh fir aur main bhi aisi hi comments dunga..taki tu kabhie kuch original likh paye ..its gud...

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  4. bahut sahi tha yaar tune jahan kahin se bhi liya ho but it is nice

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