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Sunday, November 08, 2015

Turn your face to the moonlight

Let your memory lead you:

You remember Doc Carson's story about the psychology test hoax that proved he was the most honest man at Yale? Well, Carson says it really happened,and the proof is on the right. It's a piece from the Yale Daily News about a parody issue of the News published by the Yale Record. Apparently the parody issue announced that some psychology exams had been destroyed and a retest would be held in the evening. Hilarious!

This makes the whole story even more fascinating. It's clear that Carson's account is substantially different from the parody. He says the class was Perceptions 301. He says 150 students showed up. He says everyone eventually walked out. He says the professor showed up at the beginning, and then again at the end. He says the professor gave him ten dollars. None of that seems to have happened.

And yet—it certainly seems likely that this is where Carson got the idea for his story. He remembered the hoax, and then embellished it considerably to turn it into a testimony to the power of God. This even makes sense.

Hello, John Kerry to the white courtesy phone...

ntodd

November 8, 2015 | Permalink

Comments

Well, because he stayed after 150 people left, it proved he was honest! And he really needed $10 at the time (just ask him. He remembers!) and G*d provided it! So it must be true, despite what the secular liberal media says!

Because Carson is honest! This story proves it! (No, I don't understand how it proves him to be honest, either. But then, G*d moves in mysterious ways H*s wonders to perform.)

Posted by: Rmj | Nov 10, 2015 4:43:40 AM

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