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From: Michael Straight <straight@email.unc.edu>
Subject: Re: (urth) Re: Digest urth.v029.n007
Date: Fri, 26 May 2000 08:14:53 

On Thu, 25 May 2000, Dave Lebling wrote:

> I refer again to C. S. Lewis's position, explicated somewhat in _Out of the
> Silent Planet_ et seq., that space travel (or possibly only space
> colonization) and immortality are sins.  This is a thread not far below the
> surface in much of _New Sun_ and even in other works by Wolfe.

It's a fine point, but he didn't think space travel and immortality are
themselves sins, rather they are a bad idea because they would allow sin
to grow beyond it's current bounds of time (a lifetime) and space (Earth).


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