11 March 2006
The Metaphysics of Aberration
Ray and Roy were identical twins, adopted and raised by different families at birth. They did not find out about each other until their fiftieth year when they finally met and compared their lives. Roy and Ray both taught high school science and were both married to women named Carol. They subscribed to the same magazines and both injured their left foot in a fall three days after their twelfth birthdays. They both collected snowflakes and preserved them in plastic. Roy and Ray enthusiastically examined each other’s collections and found many snowflakes that were exactly the same in every detail.