From: "Don Doggett"
Subject: Re: (urth) Marc's smoking gun? Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2002 14:31:04 -0800 Hi everyone, I'm way way way behind on the list, but I have to put in my two cents and take a counteroffensive to the "how do you explain this" contingent that argues Blue is not Ushas. While I agree that the burden of proof is generally on the Blushas group, as the default answer is the negative, I need a reasonable explanation for this: Why does time stop on the Whorl during Silk's enlightenment? And don't say that time doesn't stop. It does. As I argued to Crush (and Blattid agreed) since Silk was outside of time during his enlightenment he saw everything as it happened/happens - past present and future. So if he perceived time as stopped on the Whorl, it was stopped. And don't argue that Wolfe was careless in this. He knows full well what being outside of time means. If time didn't stop, the proper way to show Silk's enlightenment would have been for him to see his own prone body on the ball court as everyone huddled around him wondering what was going on. Silk's enlightenment and the stoppage of all action on the ball court are completely separate events. So again I ask, why did time stop on the Whorl? Don diggity Doggett --