The Last Continent

Terry Pratchett

There's nothing like the issue of evolution to get under the skin of academics. Especially when those same academics are by chance or bad judgement deposited at a critical evolutionary turning point when one wrong move could have catastrophic results for the future.

‘Hah, you call this a temporal disturbance? You should’ve seen the temporal disturbances we will have been used to be going to get in my day.’

‘Why did he have to go to prison?’
‘We put all our politicians in prison as soon as they’re elected. Don’t you?’
‘Why?’
‘It saves time.’