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“I don’t accept that you have to resort to animal experiments for explanation.”
“But no real animals are involved, let alone harmed! It’s an example to reason through, a thought experiment.”
“I don’t like your thinking. It’s unnecessary, not to mention cruel and unusual. There’s nothing reasonable about putting a cat in a box with a vial of poison and a lump of radioactive material, then wondering whether it’s dead, alive or caught in some weird zombie state between the two, further prolonging its torment by pondering the philosophical meaning of it all instead of opening the damned box and rescuing the poor cat! Thinking it is not much better. I’m sure Mr Schrödinger—”
Kevlin Henney writes words and code and words about code. His fiction has appeared online and on tree, including stories with New Scientist, Dr. Hurley’s Snake-Oil Cure, Fiction365, and an audio piece in Litro (Remembrance of Things Past). His writings on software development span a couple of books and many articles.
Kevlin Henney writes shorts and flashes and drabbles of fiction and articles and books on software development. His fiction has appeared online and on tree, including with Litro, New Scientist, Physics World, The Pygmy Giant and Kazka Press, and has been included in The Salt Anthology of New Writing 2013, Flash Me! The Sinthology, Scraps, Jawbreakers and Kissing Frankenstein & Other Stories anthologies. He lives in Bristol and online.