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|Source: 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke||Editor:
In the course of the novel, 3 monoliths are discussed. There was one at the dawn of mankind, one burried on the moon, and one found orbiting Saturn (or Jupiter, in the film).
The significance of the monoliths are debateable, though their placement suggests that they mark certain milestones in human evolution, and even, in some ways, help along the lengthy process of evolution.
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