Thoughtful Thursday: Misunderstanding
March 15, 2012
Mel had a delightful post a couple of days ago in which she explained evolution to her twins. At their age, you understand so much but there is still so much you don’t understand.
It reminds me of a misunderstanding I had when I was their age, an error in deductive reasoning.
All of the photos from my dad’s childhood were black and white. Sometime in the 60s, the family photos changed to color.
In The Wizard of Oz, Kansas is black and white, and Oz is in color.
Based on these pieces of information, I determined that the entire world must have been black and white until sometime in the middle of the 20th century.
One day I asked my father, “How old were you when the world changed to color?” When I explained my logic to him, oh how he laughed and laughed.
What is the silliest misunderstanding you ever had, that seemed reasonable at the time?