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The Mistake

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A Realistic Interpretation of “The Mistake”
“The Mistake” suggests the underlying value that it is okay to believe everything others say simply because they appear knowledgeable. Asimov portrays Scott Robertson as a college English teacher who seems to believe everything Dr. Welch says simply because he is a famous scientist. In reality, everything that Dr. Welch says throughout this story seems rather absurd and impossible. The first evidence of Robertson’s lack of perceptiveness was when Dr. Welch claims that bringing back people from the dead is “just a simple matter of temporal transference” (Asimov). This would seem preposterous to anyone in present day because it is impossible to bring back people from the dead. Science has undoubtedly
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