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From: Matthew Freestone <matthew@matthewf.demon.co.uk>
Subject: (whorl) new chems
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 1998 09:15:34 +0000

>It's easy to imagine a program that the Chems can run but can't
>consciously access--they can "do it", but are made so they can't figure out how
>they do it.  I mean, people can have kids, but for most of history, if you'd
>taken two people aside and said--"When you have sex and out comes a kid, how
>does that work?  I'm thinking of using hearts for power packs on my new
>catapults," well you get the picture.
And for all of history, the parents would tell you where to go. I'd
especially not like to try such a request on a heavily armed robot
I think the whole chem reproduction process was just an idea that seemed
neat to Wolfe at the time - I'm sure it wasn't intended to stand up to a
lot of scrutiny.
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