“There is your evidence,” snapped The Valeyard. “The natural cultural evolution of two planets has been altered—a clear violation of the Laws of Time!”
“Most would say the change is for the better,” replied the Lord President. “Both species are now destined to advance as a less violent civilization. There shall be no punishment; however, we shall address the discrepancy.”
Victor stared at the brilliant light captured by the camera mounted on his telescope. As a dedicated amateur astronomer he knew such things existed, but…could it be? Yes! He had just witnessed the birth of a supernova!