Subject: RE: (urth) Silk Out of Time? Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 11:35:01 -0700 From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes"
> Both seem reasonably compatible, if one looks at it from the=20 > perspective that "sequentiality" is a function of our > perception of time - a limitation the Outsider does not > share. Silk perceives it as sequential because his mind > sorted things out that way, true, but then again Silk (and > we) perceive normal events in the universe as sequential for > the same reason. H'mmm ... I occasionally make my brain hurt by trying to understand this stuff, the idea of a Being with an eternal nature becoming incarnate in-Time and the idea of creatures with a temporal nature taken up into Eternity. How any of this might actually "feel" I really do not know. > In that sense, as far as Silk's impressions, the > sequentiality of his enlightenment is just as "real" as > the sequentiality of the real world. Thank you; you remind me of my fundamental principle of=20 "binocular vision," attempting to understand such things simultaneously from the eternal and temporal points-of-view ... a way of understanding which offers insight not only=20 for religious purposes, but also for grokking some of the implications of modern physics. > Is that quote Silk speaking to Dr. Crane in response to his=20 > theory about Silk's enlightenment? ... noooo ... It's about seven decades older than that, and not Lupine a-tall, though a writer I suspect Wolfe of in all probability enjoying. --Blattid --