RE: Meta: Future Religion, j. campbell

ChuckKuecker (
Sat, 2 May 1998 12:12:43 -0500 (CDT)

At 17:00 5/1/98 -0700, you wrote:
>as for the power of myth, i propose this thought experiment. imagine
>everyone who reads this newsgroup. would you estimate there are
>a couple hundred of us? imagine us being bundled into a time machine
>and transported back 1000 yrs to 11th century europe. what would you
>our half life, the time when half would be murdered by terrified neighbors,
>burned at the stake for witchcraft, etc? a month? two? spike

What about the possiblity that we become the local gods or rulers?
Preparation would make all the difference.

As an aside, a few years back there was a series of SF books about a modern
Polish engineer sent back to medeival Poland. Has anyone read these books? I
have lost the name of the author, and would dearly like to get hold of them..

Chuck Kuecker