(urth) TWK: 7 world cosmology

James Wynn thewynns at earthlink.net
Sat Dec 10 18:17:39 PST 2005

>I took the bit about humans being "raised" up from animals as just a nod to

I don't think it is "just" a nod to Darwin. He *chose* to use the word
"raised" afterall.

>As for this upward evolution of humans and Aelf ever nearer to the High God
>that you propose, it's just not in the book, and I see no indication that
> it's even theoretically possible according to the internal logic of the

Well, you admit that Disiri was raised to human status and at the end of the
book, she is on her
way to Kleos.

It doesn't have to be universally *done* for that to be the overall plan. In
evolution, hominids aren't one day *made* human. It is a gradual process
that occurs in generations rather than to a particular creature. The vast
majority of genes threads do not survive, and only a remnant continue.
Disiri has done it. Others will as well.

In a sense Garsecg and his sister (I forget the name) become Aelf and then
human as well in the form of Arnthor and Morcaine. Albeit, they do it in a
backward manner that is presumably unacceptable to the MHG.

>The average human in Mythgarthr is *never* going to get to Skai,
>dead or alive.

Dying first seems to be the standard procedure for raising humans to Skai.

As for the "average human" getting to Skai:

Mat 7:13 Enter through the narrow passage: for wide is the passage, and
broad is the road, that leads to destruction, and many there are that go
that way.


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