There seems to be a certain mesmerism about mistakes, which is of course, entirely foreign to the truth and to that which intelligently bears witness to this truth. A teacher, writing on the blackboard examples in mathematics, to test the children's understanding of mathematics may sometimes write the wrong figures simply to see which of the pupils are sufficiently awake to detect the mistake, and it may happen that students who themselves know how to work out the problem, lazily respond to the suggestion and accept the mistake as correct.
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