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Old 06-10-2018, 12:17 PM   #1
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Plato's Cave update

Previous thread is closed but apparently Plato's Cave (old World's Largest Days Inn) is now open. We noticed the sign lit up when we drove by Friday night.

Here's an update from Branson Hometown Radio:
https://hometowndailynewsarchives.co...s-and-student/

Here's the link to the video from OzarksFirst:
http://www.ozarksfirst.com/news/plat...nts/1227402644
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Old 06-11-2018, 01:54 PM   #2
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Question Here's a different "take"

I wonder if there's a connection to the story from Greek mythology and Branson?

"Plato's Cave Allegory"
Imagine a cave where people have been imprisoned from birth. These prisoners are chained so that their legs and necks are fixed, forcing them to gaze at the wall in front of them and not look around at the cave, each other, or themselves.

Behind the prisoners is a fire, and between the fire and the prisoners is a raised walkway with a low wall, behind which people walk carrying objects or puppets "of men and other living things".

The prisoners cannot see any of what is happening behind them, they are only able to see the shadows cast upon the cave wall in front of them. The sounds of the people talking echo off the walls, and the prisoners believe these sounds come from the shadows.

Socrates suggests that the shadows are reality for the prisoners because they have never seen anything else; they do not realize that what they see are shadows of objects in front of a fire, much less that these objects are inspired by real things outside the cave which they do not see.

A different kind of Branson illusion perhaps?

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