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Indefatigable Frog, the (1953) [Short Story]
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Zeno's paradox: if a frog jumps halfway to the top of a well, and then half that distance, and then half that distance, it will never reach the top.

Professor Hardy and Professor Grote disagree on the viability of Zeno's paradox. Professor Grote believes that the frog will reach the top of the well. Professor Hardy, being apparantly ignorant of the idea of the sum of an infinite series, firmly believes that it will not. Who is right? An experiment must be designed to prove the results once and for all, but Professor Hardy has other ideas in mind.

Published in Fantastic Story Magazine, July 1953.

Reprinted in:

  • Beyond Lies the Wub (1987)
  • The Ascent of Wonder (1994)

Original title: The Indefatigable Frog
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionScience Fiction

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, the, Volume 1: Beyond Lies the Wub (1987) [Collection]
      Author: Philip K. Dick
     Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF, the (1994) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , Edgar Allan Poe , Ursula K. Le Guin , David Brin , Rudyard Kipling , Alfred Bester , Isaac Asimov , Philip K. Dick , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Robert A. Heinlein , Anne McCaffrey , Jules Verne , H. G. Wells , William Gibson , Frederik Pohl , Cordwainer Smith , Greg Bear , Bruce Sterling , Gregory Benford , Poul Anderson , James Blish , Larry Niven , Vernor Vinge , James Tiptree, Jr. , Rudy Rucker , Michael F. Flynn , Clifford D. Simak , James P. Hogan , Henry Kuttner , Catherine Lucille (C.L.) Moore , Cyril M. Kornbluth , Bob Shaw , Theodore Sturgeon , J. G. Ballard , Gene Wolfe , Gordon R. Dickson , Robert L. Forward , Ed Bryant , Dean Ing , Ian Watson , John M. Ford , Kate Wilhelm , Hal Clement , Randall Garrett , Raymond F. Jones , Philip Latham , Miles J. Breuer , Tom Godwin , John Sladek , Raymond Z. Gallun , Hilbert Schenck , Richard Grant , Theodore L. Thomas , Donald M. Kingsbury , George Turner , Katherine MacLean , Don A. Stuart

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