Thank you for that clarification. We're all civilized human beings.
An interesting science fiction book about that kind of thing is _Eon_ by Greg Bear. The book involves concepts of parallel universes and the ability to travel between them, the "parts" issue is raised by the alien race in the novel which is similar to Star Trek's "Borg" in terms of the alien's quest for assimilation. They record everything and then render it. It's a good book.
I have read hundreds and hundreds of science fiction books, but none in the last several years.
Michael M. Butler wrote:
> I was talking about *HIM*, not you. :)
> That is to say, "mostly just for parts" meant "mostly just for your
> component parts, viz. atoms".
> "Ah HA! PRONOUN TROUBLE!!!" -- D. Duck
> At 20:58 99.03.25 -0500, you wrote:
> >Michael M. Butler wrote:
> >> I think he means "atoms", not "organs".
> >> >Pointless. Parts can be grown,
> >> >> mostly just for parts.
> >> >>
> >> >> BM
> >No, I meant organs, synthetic organs.
> >Ross Andrew Finlayson
> >"C is the speed of light."
-- Ross Andrew Finlayson 202/387-8208 http://www.tomco.net/~raf/ "C is the speed of light."