Fantasy Vs. Science (
The story continues with Taiju bringing home some mushrooms as ingredients for their dish and Senku complimenting him out for his stamina because of the large amount. Senku realises that most are poisonous and calls him an idiot. But some have been found suitable for cooking and Senku gets down to work.
Taiju tastes the food well and asks for the seasoning. Senku just bluntly states: "Just salt from seawater. Salt is absolutely necessary for food preservation. It's one of the most important prehistoric discoveries."
Taiju goes on another search to find more edible foods such as grapes. During the search, he encounters a cave where he finds a bucket filled with liquid. He excludes that there are more survivors! Senku followed him, explaining that he had lived in the cave before and that the droplets above them could be purchased for Nitrit acid.
After that it is shown they are trying to revive a bird in its state as a statue. Senku reveals that he has already done a lot of experiments and so far has not been successful. "Is it rock or cells? We don't have the equipment to search now. If we had some booze." At first Taiju understands nothing, but on the statement to booze, he suggests making wine from fruits.
For three weeks, they set to work for the preparation of wine.
By winter, many failed attempts followed. Taiju is shown with full beard, which he complains about and for that Senku processes to shaving him with clam shells.
In the spring they had succeeded for the first time with a feather. The second time was a bird that broke free and flew into the sky.
"1 year since the start of the experiment. Number hundred and something. Faster than expected. Kukuku, steady job. We defeated fantasy, with science. This is exciting!", announces Senku with triumph. For Taiju's idea and performance, he may choose the first person for the resurrection as a reward. He chooses Yuzuriha.
Characters in Order of Appearance
- Senku does not have facial hair after being unpetrifidd for year, but Tainu does.
- From real world perspective, this can be attributed to testoterone. The more a male has of this hormone, the faster facial hair grows.
- Senku is quitr weak physically, meaning his body does not produce enough to faciliate facial hair growth.
- On the last page Z = 2 is marked.