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Flowers for Algernon
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  • now my mind is deteriorating rapidly.
  • …activity is impaired; there is a general reduction of glandular activity; there is an accelerated loss of co-ordination. there are also strong indications of progressive amnesia. as will be seen by my report, these and other physical and mental deterioration syndromes can be predicted with statistically significant results by the application of my formula. the surgical stimulus to which we were both subjected has resulted in an intensification and acceleration of all mental processes.…
  • …which i have taken the liberty of calling the algernon-gordon effect, is the logical extension of the entire intelligence speed-up. the hypothesis here proven may be described simply in the following terms: artificially increased intelligence deteriorates at a rate of time directly proportional to the quantity of the increase. i feel that this, in itself, is an important discovery. as long as i am able to write, i will continue to record my thoughts in these progress reports. it is one…
  • …of the increase. i feel that this, in itself, is an important discovery. as long as i am able to write, i will continue to record my thoughts in these progress reports. it is one of my few pleasures. however, by all indications, my own mental deterioration will be very rapid. i have already begun to notice signs of emotional instability and forgetfulness, the first symptoms of the burnout. june 10 deterioration progressing. i have become absentminded. algernon died two days ago.…
  • …reports. it is one of my few pleasures. however, by all indications, my own mental deterioration will be very rapid. i have already begun to notice signs of emotional instability and forgetfulness, the first symptoms of the burnout. june 10 deterioration progressing. i have become absentminded. algernon died two days ago. dissection shows my predictions were right. his brain had decreased in weight and there was a general smoothing out of cerebral convolutions as well as a deepening…

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  • The situation could quickly deteriorate.
  • Writing, at its best, is a lonely life. Organizations for writers palliate the writer’s loneliness, but I doubt if they improve his writing. He grows in public stature as he sheds his loneliness and often his work deteriorates.
    Ernest Hemingway

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