Re: mind

From: Steve Drew (
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    Hi Wade

    > Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 18:39:52 -0500
    > From: "Wade T.Smith" <>
    > Subject: Re: mind
    > Hi Steve Drew -
    >> Isn't this the bit where human inventiveness and curiosity come in. I reckon
    >> a bushman has a better chance of finding food in my society than i would in
    >> his.
    > There's a film by Kurosawa that he made in Russia where a man who lived
    > all his life on the tundra, after saving the life of a soldier, is taken
    > back to the soldier's city to live with him and his family. He could not.
    > In 'Walkabout' the aborigine kills himself when the civilization he's
    > approaching becomes obvious.
    > Finding food is only part of it.


    >>> Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated.
    >> Vogons and Borg. Nice combination. :-) (BTW, you never did come back with
    >> a guess at the quote "think of it as evolution in action". Quite relevant in
    >> this list)
    > Finding all the instantiations of 'resistance is futile' is perhaps as
    > daunting a task as the taxonomy of boy bands.... The Borg said it, the
    > Vogons said it, the Daleks said it, I think Ming said it in the Buster
    > Crabbe Flash Gordons.... Was it also part of Plan 9 from Outer Space?
    > I didn't come back because I missed it.... But, I don't know. Jurassic
    > Park?
    > - - Wade

    Didn't realise. It's from Oath Of fealty by Niven and Pournelle. Its an Sf
    novel regarding enclvaves as a way of living. Not quite the gated
    communities that are springing up around the US/UK, but are a good idea of
    where such things could lead. An example of evolution in action is the
    annual Darwin awards for those who have selflessly cleansed themselves from
    the gene pool by dying of stupidity.



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