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Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 06:36:45 -0800
From: Michael Andre-Driussi 
Subject: Re: (urth) RE: Digest from  urth@urth.net

Hartshorn wrote:
>It is on BONS somewhere.  I always wondered at that.  How come the
>inhabitants of this future South America are (mostly) European and white,
>even blond?

Um, because they are descendents of invaders who arrived less than the
magic mutational number of chiliads ago? (My recollection was that in
Severian's musing it was 10 or more chiliads.)  Just like South America

Like that old joke: "What do you call a group of people who have lived in
the arctic circle for ten thousand years?"

Answer: "Blond."



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