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Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2003 15:49:18 -0700
Subject: Re: (urth) Clones of the Long Sun
From: Lisa Schaffer-Doggett 

On Saturday, September 6, 2003, at 03:31 PM, James Jordan wrote:

> At 02:07 PM 9/6/2003, Crush wrote:
>> As I see it, the chief benefit of the Typhon Clone explanation 
>> originally
>> put forward by Don is the number of narrative puzzles it answers, and 
>> that
>> it explains many of Wolfe's literary choices.
>> If you never wondered why Silk was invited to by the Mainframe 
>> operators to
>> be scanned and merged with Pas....
>         I'm not anticlone, but my own guess when I read the books, 
> which I'll offer for rebuttal, is that Silk is a son of Typhon. In 
> Mainframe, Goodpas, Silk, and Kypris form a model of the Trinity, with 
> Kypris as Love (and Love is the Holy Spirit in Augustinian theology). 
> And it appears to me that Silk as a son of Pas would just as well 
> account for the other things you listed, though perhaps not for 
> everything that Don or someone else might point out:

Yes, but (according to orthodoxy)  the Father and the Son are the same. 
  As I pointed out, by making Silk a clone of Typhon he is both Typhon 
(genetically) and his son ("born" through the action of the original).  
And Pas is the (un)holy spirit - also the same.



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