Subject: (urth) A Wooden Leg Named Smith Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 13:29:26 -0700 From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes"
Roy quoting me: > >>Perhaps the Claw (or Severian) cannot heal artificial persons, > but only natural persons ...,<< >=20 > ... What I was addressing,=20 > however, was the contention that the Claw worked by reaching=20 > back in time to a point before the pending problem. If the=20 > Claw's power was a function of time, why should the presence=20 > of prosthetics present a problem? Would it not work for a man=20 > with a wooden leg who was wounded woefully by a weapon? Per se I do not think it would represent a problem (though I suspect that if it was the wooden leg that was woefully wounded the Claw would either fail or make it take root).=20 But in the cases of Jonas and Jolenta we don't have "the presence=20 of prosthetics" -- Jonas actually came into existence as, and=20 Jolenta has become, in a different way, an _entirely_ artificial=20 person, and I suspect that the Claw fails/refuses to work with=20 such. --Blattid --