Waldo Summary & Study Guide

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Problem Two

Stevens meets with Doc Grimes, an eccentric doctor who dresses in anti-radiation suits and is Waldo's only friend. Grimes berates Stevens for his out- of-shape condition and speculates that the reason for Stevens's out-of-shape condition is not solely overwork, as Stevens maintains, but that humanity cannot "pour every sort of radiant energy through the human system year after year and not pay for it." Grimes's thesis is that the radiant energy that NAPA uses for power is dangerous to humans. Grimes maintains that even though it was tested before being put into widespread use, the power source was not tested long enough to determine whether it would be dangerous to humans who were exposed to it every day, day in and day out. Grimes hypothesizes that this radiant energy is running down the human race—people act tired and thus don't exercise enough. He has...

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