a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
"William E. Emba"|
Physicist Murray Templeton dies and is then surprised to find that he somehow still exists. Murray engages in a conversation with his Creator (who is bemused at being called `God'), in the course of which he learns he is now immortal, much against his will.
At one point, there is an unsophisticated argument regarding
the nature of infinity, expressed in terms of bijections
between an infinite set and a proper subset.
Brendon S. Merriner|
Wonderful story. It is great because it really makes you think. The basis of the story is Murray dies and a "Voice" talks with him. The Voice wants Murray to think. Life is about intelligence, and it never dies. Murray then decides to think of a way to destroy the Voice which makes the Voice finally disappear. He tries to think of a way to destroy an infinite entity that has no beginning and no end. How do you do that? The story includes concepts of infinity and even and odd integers. A good read for a math project (like I am doing), and just a good read to make you think. Awesome website. -
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