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Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 08:57:43 -0500
Subject: Re: (urth) TBOTSS and colonialism
From: Adam Stephanides 

on 5/28/02 1:07 PM, Andy Robertson at andywrobertson@clara.co.uk wrote:

> The initial point of this thread was that some of us deny the concept of an
> "inbuilt nature" in intelligent species.

Actually, the initial point of this thread was my objection to what I
perceived the Short Sun books to be saying about colonialism.

And I never said anything about "inbuilt nature" in general.  If by "inbuilt
nature" you mean only being predisposed to drink blood, or things of that
ilk, then I wll agree that humans have an "inbuilt nature."  But I see no
reason to believe that it is inevitable, or even probable, that we will
encounter a species that is unredeemable by nature.  Nor, for that matter,
do I believe that there are humans who are unredeemable by nature.



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