The Scholar, pondering a decision, rests thoughtfully upon his research books. His clothing and accessories represent his elevated station in life. Though his veins pump the rich blue color of divine inspiration, signs of life are only apparent in the grayish meat of his left arm. The figures at left and right are the polarized views of information upon which he must make his decision. They are neither good nor bad, and contain only the characteristics with which the Scholar imbues them. This then is the crux, the Scholar has created the very viewpoints that render him paralyzed.