Friedman's Fables - Part 4, Reptilian Regressions, Fables 4 - 6 Summary & Analysis

Edwin Friedman
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Part 4, Reptilian Regressions, Fables 4 - 6 Summary

In "Burnout," a scavenger fish who, had up to now been perfectly happy performing its duties in the bottom of the fish tank eating the shit of the other fish suddenly stops doing her job. She's not on strike, she's not angry, she just stops. As the result, the other fish in the tank almost immediately start behaving in ways opposite to their usual behavior. But when the scavenger fish is replaced with another that immediately does as the first used to (i.e. eating the shit of the first fish), the other fish in the tank return to their normal patterns of behavior. The first fish, meanwhile, is thrown out with the trash.

"Narcissus" In the middle of the 21st Century, scientists develop the capacity to create human life from scratch. After the technology...

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