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Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 08:46:01 -0500
Subject: Re: (urth) Liev's Postpostulate
From: Adam Stephanides 

on 5/10/02 2:24 AM, Andy Robertson at andywrobertson@clara.co.uk wrote:

> 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.

This wouldn't account for Victor's "inability" to hold a pen correctly,
though, since he received the same instruction all the other children did.

Were the Australian aborigines, or other hunter-gathererers, ever believed
to be unable to use tools?



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