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From: Michael Straight <straight@email.unc.edu>
Subject: Re: (whorl) Re: Adam's Secret Theory
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 11:03:10 

On Tue, 24 Apr 2001, David Lebling wrote:

> <<From: Adam Stephanides <adamsteph@earthlink.net>
> Subject: Yet another Secret theory: we have met the enemy and he is us>>
> But how does your theory square with "a weapon too heavy to wield"? Unless
> the meaning is that becoming good is too hard for the Neighbors, and for
> humans. This makes a certain amount of sense, and captures the idea of a
> "heavy" weapon. If I have a sword that weighs fifty pounds, I can't swing it
> at my enemy, even though I know it would destroy him if I could.

A sword is obviously a weapon, even if it's a sword so big no one could
actually use it.  But a fact about the inhumi would only be called a
weapon if someone were to say, "Ah! This information could be used to hurt
the inhumi!"  But if the information could obviously never be used to hurt
the inhumi, then why would Horn or anyone else call it a weapon in the
first place?


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