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From: Michael Straight <straight@email.unc.edu>
Subject: Re: (urth) Space Museum
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 09:01:44 

On Mon, 13 Jul 1998 m.driussi@genie.com wrote:

> My thoughts on zoetic transport ala Noah's Ark--I had it the other
> way around.  Not that the mission never materialized, but rather, it
> did: that Earth was denuded of flora and fauna, a fallow desert; that
> sometime before Typhon or with Typhon, zoetic transports brought
> plants (including the avern) and animals (from alzabo to ylespil)
> from all over the galaxy; that having completed this reseeding
> mission, at least one transport was abandoned to rest on Urth like
> the Ark on Mount A--or wherever legend had it resting.

Speaking of arks, I just recently looked up 'autarchy' wondering what the
difference was between that and 'monarchy' and was surprised to learn that
the original spelling is 'autarky' with connotations of self-sufficiency
coming from the 'ark' bit.

Could the change to an Autarchy from a Monarchy have had something to do
with a movement to make Urth self-sufficient again? (One step of which
would have had to have been the reseeding project you mention.) 


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