No Free Lunches


Jeffrey Somogyi

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Copyright 2011 by Jeffrey M. Somogyi

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No Free Lunches

The greatest scientific minds of the age were pulled from their respective disciplines to come together at a month-long conference to focus their collective intelligences on one problem: Making the world a safer place.

AIDS research was put on hold; cancer cures were set on the back burner; pills that made men able to turn back the biological clock (at least for several hours, after which they should consult their physician) were made to wait; space exploration would have to just SHUT UP for a damn second - this was important-er.

"It's a bit stupid, this, isn't it?" one young scientist shouted. He meant it to be heard by the scientist in the next chair over only, but it arrived unto the conference room during one of those weird "all pauses" that only happen in crowded rooms and only when it will cause discomfort or distress to the person talking. No one knows why this is so, but a woman at the back, sensing easy grant money, jotted down a note to investigate this phenomenon further.

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