This is the transcript of Dr. Holmes talk at the Beverly Theater on December 26, 1954.

Quote:  “I got a new car the other day and I had never had one that had power steering and brakes and everybody said be careful and don’t do this and I almost did spring somebody out of the seat at first but then I just did it carefully and easily. And since Wednesday it is automatic, I don’t have to think about it anymore. Now it is very certain that I didn’t make any impression on the mechanism because a friend said, “now you lift up the hood and you will find this” and I said, “I never lift the hood because I don’t understand anything that goes on under the hood. I know an automobile has four wheels, one at each corner, just as a cow has four feet, one at each corner and I know you have to have gas and oil and I never have any trouble because I leave it alone.” I didn’t do anything to the mechanism of that car. I don’t understand how it works, I don’t care how it works and that’s that. Who knows how a chicken gets out of an egg? It just comes. And therefore what did I make an impression on when I learn to drive automatically and not to stop it too soon? I made an impression on myself, nobody else. The mechanical parts responded to the way I used them.”