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Initial post: Jan 27, 2013 4:00:40 PM PST
Maxwell says:
I'm looking for a story I read many (thirty?) years ago about some scientists studying humor. The punch line was that humor was really part of a big experiment on humans being conducted by someone (aliens?). If anyone can point me at that story, I'd be grateful. Thanks...

Posted on Jan 31, 2013 5:42:02 AM PST
It's "Jokester" by Isaac Asimov. I'm surprised that no one answered this before I did!

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Posted on Feb 4, 2013 2:32:17 PM PST
Maxwell says:
Thank you! I always did enjoy his short stories best.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2013 6:27:38 AM PST
W.T. says:
My favorite Asimov short story: "Liar"
Second favorite: "Mirror Image"

Posted on Feb 5, 2013 8:26:55 AM PST
My favorite Asimov short story was "Nightfall"

Here is a link online:

Posted on Feb 5, 2013 4:52:20 PM PST
Maxwell says:
I loved the idea of how spectacular a night sky would be in a star cluster.
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