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From: "Chris" 
Subject: RE: (urth) Silk Out of Time?
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 18:18:35 +0000

Both seem reasonably compatible, if one looks at it from the perspective 
that "sequentiality" is a function of our perception of time - a limitation 
the Outsider does not share. Silk perceives it as sequential because his 
mind sorted things out that way, true, but then again Silk (and we) perceive 
normal events in the universe as sequential for the same reason. In that 
sense, as far as Silk's impressions, the sequentiality of his enlightenment 
is just as "real" as the sequentiality of the real world.

Is that quote Silk speaking to Dr. Crane in response to his theory about 
Silk's enlightenment?


>Nutria wrote:
> > I'm not sure we're supposed to think time "passed" for Silk
> > either. He had an instantaneous and transcendent "moment"
> > that sorted itself out in his mind afterwards into its various
> > components, some of which he could not remember. This may not
> > be correct, but I don't see any reason what it is not.
>"You may be right about this, and certainly I would not go
>so far as to say that you were wrong, but still ...!" (Place
>_that_ quote for double credit.)
>What makes me think that Silk's experience has some kind of
>internal sequentiality: he has the sense of someone (the
>Outsider) speaking into both his ears. Now, I may simply
>put too much emphasis on that detail, but it seems to me that
>speech has a kind of inherent sequentiality to it.
>Of course, this may simply mean that he _remembers_ it that

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