"The Cricket Breeder" by Justin Overton
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Dr. Gottlieb finally finished his experiment after breeding seventeen generations of crickets. He wasn’t quite ready to stake his reputation on the results, but the results were clear­ luck exists. Statistically if a researcher breeds randomly selected crickets every generation, eventually the final generation should have a normal distribution of ancestors. However, luckier crickets would be bred more often if there were a such thing as luck. If luck were genetic the offspring would also be picked more often. Dr. Gottlieb had trial after trial for proof that luck was genetic. By the 17th generation the luckiest crickets were selected time and time again.

He sighed as he placed his research paper on a desk and paced around his office trying to decide if he should publish his results. He could end up the laugh...

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