Re: MacLeod's Cassini Division

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Mon Oct 02 2000 - 21:41:00 MDT

At 08:25 PM 2/10/00 -0700, J. R. wrote:

>How does welcoming the "fast folk" as our successors make them any less
>dangerous? Seems to me they'd be much more dangerous if they had what it
>to persuade us to welcome them as our successors.

This issue has not escaped McLeod, of course, and forms the basis of
several pacy scenes.

On the other hand, we typically welcome our children as our successors. It
might be argued that we're programmed to do so (despite generation-gap
ferocities to the contrary). The trick is determining whether mind children
count as children.

Damien Broderick

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