[These are the exercizes as they appear in the book. Feel free to use more contemporary illustrations for Question 4. The mgt.]
1. Let the class discuss the Zen riddle, "Who is the one more wonderful than all the Buddhas and sages?"
2. According to a story in News of the Weird, op. cit., six men in the Philippines once got into an argument about "which came first, the chicken or the egg." Tempers flared, guns emerged, and four of the six got shot dead. See if the class can discuss the Wheeler theory, pro and con, without equally drastic results.
3. Apply, with your own ingenium, the Wheeler model to an ordinary quarrel between humans.
4. Take a top off the tank behind the toilet, pull the handle and watch how the water level returns to its previous height after flushing. This shows the simplest possible circular-causal mechanism in an ordinary home. Apply circular-causal analysis to:
A. Race relations in the U.S. and the Union of South Africa;
B. The cold war;
C. The average divorce;
D. Self-fulfilling prophecies in corporation/human relations.