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From: "Andy Robertson" 
Subject: Re: (urth) Liev's Postpostulate
Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 08:24:27 +0100

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Straight" 
> This theory would also account for the difficulty we've been having
> pinning down how much manual dexterity the abos have.  As much or as
> little as the person thinks an abo would have.  If a pseudo-abo really
> wants to write or shoot or cook, he can convince himself that an abo could
> do it, but with lousy handwriting or poor aim.  And at the same time
> believe himself unable to use a shovel.

Just a simple point.   Abo lack of dexterity might be due to lack of
practice, nothing else.

The abos have a largely tool-less culture.     If they do come from
prehistoric drifts, from early Starcrossers flung through Shadow Child space
warps and back in time,  or from hapless humans sucked through Dreamspace
from early Europe,  it is quite possible that they would lose their
technology entirely.



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