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From: "Chris" 
Subject: Re: (urth) Re: Silk as Typhon
Date: Sat, 08 Mar 2003 19:02:49 +0000

Roy sensibly objected:
>mother) (LS3:9). If that woman contributed biological material to the 
>that became Silk, then it is not possible for the embryo to have been a
>clone of Typhon, or of anyone else.

This is a good point, and I think it points back to an older theory that 
Silk was an embryo that was intended to be a future body for Typhon/Pas 
after the landing. We already know that Typhon is not fastidious about the 
genetics of the body his mind inhabits - if anything he considers it an 
accoutrement or tool, and would want as "souped up" a version as he could 
get. Whether this was accomplished through eugenics, or some kind of genetic 
manipulation of his biological parents is impossible to say.

I believe, as well, that this is not an insoluble problem in the grand 
scheme of Don's thesis. Thematically, it amounts to the same thing- Silk was 
intended to be Typhon, in either case.

Of course, there is always the possibility that the people Silk saw were 
actually *Typhon's* parents, but it seems highly unlikely that Typhon's 
parents would have been alive to be scanned into the mainframe; and if they 
had, they would have had a place in Pas' pantheon.


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