(urth) Quasi Christ?

David Duffy David.Duffy at qimr.edu.au
Tue Feb 10 13:47:08 PST 2009

On Tue, 10 Feb 2009, Roy C. Lackey wrote:

> David Stockhoff wrote:
>>> First, I'd say that the novel simply must rule out all other sentient
> species. In fact, there don't seem to be any other sentient species in the
> TBotNS universe

I have to be pedantic ;). "Sentient" (contrary to most use in SF) means
"feeling" (and therefore capable of suffering), so all mammals are
sentient.  What we should say is "sapient" if we refer to intelligence.

Cheers, David Duffy.

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