Minute 055: Even with a Microscope, They’re Blind

  • 10 August, 2020
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Minute 055: Even with a Microscope, They're Blind

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Dr. Stone imagines his own wife, dead in their bedroom. He remembers the desiccated blood pouring out of the Piedmont doctor’s wrist.

Meanwhile, Dr. Leavitt meditates in a yoga position. “A new form of life,” she thinks to herself. “like Rudolf Karp’s bacteria.”

“Fools!” says Karp, in a memory of Leavitt’s. “They refuse to believe life exists in meteorites! I showed them at the astrophysics conference what I just showed you. But, no – – even with a microscope, they’re blind. What do I have to do, hit them over the head?”

Leavitt nods her head.

Meanwhile, Charles Dutton sleeps on a bed. He dreams of a graduate seminar at Berkeley, where he drew an image of a man looking through a giant microscope at a plate of microbes, with a word balloon over the microbes saying “TAKE US TO YOUR LEADER.”

His graduate students laugh as he signs the artwork at the bottom of a blackboard.

“I’m glad you’re amused, gentlemen,” says Dutton, “but it might just turn out to be true. During this sym-“

In This Episode:

  • David Wayne     as Dr. Charles Dutton
  • Kate Reid     as Dr. Ruth Leavitt
  • Arthur Hill     as Doctor Jeremy Stone
  • James Olson     as Dr. Mark Hall
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