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It startled him even more when just after he was awarded the Galactic Institutes Prize for Extreme Cleverness he got lynched by a rampaging mob of respectable physicists who had finally realized that the one thing they really couldn't stand was a smart-ass.
Ive never made a discovery myself, unless by accident. If you write glibly, you fool people. When I first met Asimov, I asked him if he was a professor at Boston University. He said no and asked me where I got my Ph.D. I said I didnt have one and he looked startled. You mean youre in the same racket I am, he said, you just read books by the professors and rewrite them? Thats really what I do.
Such startling announcements as these should be deprecated as being unworthy of science and mischievous to its true progress.
To live is so startling it leaves little time for other occupations.