It's the psychological version of Hegel/Kant's dialectic (let me see if I can paraphrase it):
Thesis and antithesis reviewed together to determine common truths can find resolution and a new proposition in synthesis.
Althouse plumbs her readers' thoughts on Thing Two and finds that sweet spot - psync, whereby many thinkers consider an issue and arrive at a new determination through synthesis of their creative thinking - where things come into focus:
Ben (The Tiger) said:Did someone leak this to someone else but get the details wrong, like in a child's game?
That's the best explanation I've heard.