A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
Chapter Five: Scientist
Jim experimented relentlessly; on himself, on the human population and on the planet. He did so with cool calculation, telling himself that his motives were pure that the suffering he wrought served a higher utilitarian purpose.
There were mysteries on Earth that had not been found on any other world. Those mysteries had to be explored.
He was careful not to let his research advance the state of human technology too rapidly. He was in a constant state of temptation to just take over the Governance of the planet and reveal to humanity its true history and its real purpose.
He wanted to see them benefit from the science he could deliver to them, but he was forbidden from doing so, it would be a violation of the Observer’s compact with the Continuum, and it would put all of his planning, and the planet itself at risk.
If he drew the scrutiny of the Continuum in any measure greater than he already did, he feared that would lead to his being discovered, and so he spent more energy at the task of shaping human culture, than at developing its technological arts.
The Collective thirsted for the stories that came from Earth.
Its drama were brutal and primal, its art and its poetry had a beauty that were not emulated anywhere else in the Imperium, because the social elements did not exist anywhere else that could produce it…and there was something else that neither the Collective nor the Continuum could ascertain, but Jim knew what it was.
He began to suspect that the world from which the Ancient People had emerged had similar properties to Earth, not understood in the time of the Ancient People, but which shaped them, making them who they became.
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