What is an Elephant?

There’s a great story that has stuck with me since I was a little kid about the six blind mice (it’s actually told with six blind men, but I like telling it with mice better) and their exploration of an elephant. If you are unfamiliar with the poem by John Godfrey Saxe, the short version of the story is that each mouse explores a different part of the elephant and mistakes the part explored as the whole. One mouse believes the elephant is like a spear after exploring the tusk, one a fan (ear), and another a rope (tail).

Though each was partly in the right, they all were in the wrong!

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