The Indefatigable Frog
Dating from 1953, this is one of Dick's earliest short stories. It's about a clash between a philosophy professor and a science professor - with the author's sympathies very obviously on the side of the philosopher. In contrast, the scientist is portrayed as arrogant, dogmatic and wrong! The subject of the dispute is Zeno's paradox - about whether a frog can escape from a tunnel if each step it takes is half the length of the previous one...
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