MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

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Year of the Rat (2009)
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
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Contributed by "William E. Emba"

A story of two brothers who use mathematics, one to prove, one to disprove God, and fortunately have their big sister to resolve things.

One of two mathematical stories in Denise Little's anthology Intelligent Design. (See also Luck be a Lady).

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Categories:
GenreHumorous,
MotifProving Theorems, Religion,
Topic
MediumShort Stories,

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