Lord's questions

From: Peter Metcalfe (metcalph@voyager.co.nz)
Date: Wed 06 May 1998 - 03:09:02 EEST


Julian Lord:

>If the Scientist were *actually* a scientist, and not a rhetorical
>figment, surely he would be in ignorance until the phenomenon
>*actually occurred* ?

>Scientists, IMHO, _observe_ rather than predict?

What definition of science are you using? No RW scientist follows
these precepts.

>A Gloranthan scientist (Lhankor Mhy, anyone?) might even discover
>tangible _evidence_ of the physical _existence_ of Orlanth.

Yes. He would say it was a wind. He might observe magical
evidence of Orlanth in which case he would say it was a
wind spirit.

>I suppose that orthodox westerners have immortality, and orthodox theists
>have Resurrection, and orthodox primitives have shamans who keep it all to
>themselves, and fairness be hanged ...

Immortality spells are anathema in the West.

- --Peter Metcalfe

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