“Stupidity cannot be cured with money, or through education, or by legislation. Stupidity is not a sin, the victim can’t help being stupid. But stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death, there is no appeal and execution is carried out automatically and without pity.”

Excerpt from the notebooks of Lazarus Long, from Robert Heinlein’s “Time Enough for Love”

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  1. Ditto, I was but a wee lad when I discovered Heinlein. First, his juvenile fiction, like THE ROLLING STONES, or DOOR INTO SUMMER, and then moved up the ladder. I read STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND while on a transatlantic flight on PAN AM to New York. Love that book.

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