I was just reminded of Robert Heinlein and his stories about a theocratic dictatorship in a future U.S., which got me to thinking about all those other writers from the so-called "golden age" of science fiction. Then I noticed a discussion elsewhere regarding the discovery of exo-planets. Then somehow Isaac Asimov's wonderful short story "The Last Question" came to mind. Considering it was written in 1956, one can forgive the portrayal of Multivac and the rather erroneous conjecture about the future of computers. But the idea of the story.....a completely human view of evolution and creation.......I just remember being so moved by the story when I was a kid, it made so much more sense to me than the crap in the bible, I wanted to find some excuse to share it here. Especially with those of you who have never read it

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Comment by Jim DePaulo on October 29, 2010 at 8:58am
The Last Question is my all time favorite short story (I read it in 1956)

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