“Impossibility: A Study in Reason and Science,” James F. Sullivan, 1900

“Impossibility: A Study in Reason and Science,” James F Sullivan, 1900 – In the “monotonous ether of space,” two intelligences debate whether one should create a planet where creatures called human beings could exist peacefully. One proves to the other, using Reason and Science, that such creatures would be unable to recognize each other and would spend all of their time eating.

Comments: Available in Ancestral Voices: An Anthology of Early Science Fiction.

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