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From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes" 
Subject: RE: (urth) TBOTSS and colonialism
Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 08:50:39 -0700

Hartshorn wrote:

> The inhumi affect the humans' behaviour, and the humans 
> affect the inhumi.
> Yet it is more complex, and mutual reciprocal altruism spreading
> cross-species like this and forming a new Evolutionary Stable 
> State would be an  *exquisite* demonstration of Evolutionary
> Psychology

Sounds like you read a lot of the same popsci books I do 8*)

(O'course, for all I know you may be an evolutionary biologist
or psychologist in real life...) 

Yeah ... allowing for my (intentionally) looking at things through
spectacles of moral theology, that was more or less where I was
going, but without going into the technical details -- mostly on 
the assumption that many folks here _don't_ read the same popsci 
as me and it's too early in the morning to explain evolutionarily
stable strategies, mixed strategies, and all the rest. 8*|

> I wnder if Wolfe understands the disipline, or if he is just 
> so acute that he cannot diagram a world that does  not hold these
> deep truths?

Well, genetics and evolutionary bio have been part of the 
background of Wolfe's writing at least as far back as 5HC, so 
I'd guess he keeps up on the stuff as part of his "job" as an
SF writer.



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