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From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes" <ddanehy@siebel.com>
Subject: RE: (whorl) the problem with de-evolution
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 11:03:44 

> If the inhumi all refuse to feast on human blood since they become
> "good" from good humans, 

A debatable premiss, but consider the result as if it were a given.

> then their offspring would return to mindless animals.  

Correct so far.

> There is nothing to prevent the mindless animals that are the children
> of good inhumi from sucking off of the people, 

Also correct. But Horn does not say the secret will make the inhumi
non-dangerous, only that it will make them no more dangerous than

> They would have no scruples, then their children would be intelligent.

Intelligent, yes, but (_ex hypothesi_) benevolent. So you would have
the "alternating generations" situation you suggest, but the threat 
would be greatly reduced, as the dangerous inhumi would be the mindless

(As a side note, how many people are _actually_ attacked by alligators 
and the like in a given year? I presume that proper precautions could 
make the threat from non-sentient inhumi no greater than that from 


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