The Tragedy of Never Understanding Our Children

You must face the fact that yours is the last generation of homo sapiens. As to the nature of that change, we can tell you very little. All we have discovered is that it starts with a single individual—always a child—and then spreads explosively, like the formation of crystals around the first nucleus in a saturated solution. Adults will not be affected, for their minds are already set in an unalterable mould.

In a few years it will all be over, and the human race will have divided in twain. There is no way back, and no future for the world you know. All the hopes and dreams of your race are ended now. You have given birth to your successors, and it is your tragedy that you will never understand them…


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 Childhood's End
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Clarke , Arthur C. (1953), Childhood's End, Retrieved on 2016-01-19
Folksonomies: science fiction


19 JAN 2016

 Children as Replacements

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