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Jeff Wilson jwilson at io.com
Fri Sep 24 16:49:21 PDT 2010

On 9/24/2010 8:23 AM, Lee Berman wrote:
> Jeff, your argument below on the more modest, machine assisted abilities of Typhon is
> a good one. What isn't addressed, for me, are the similar abilities of the Mandragora.
> Within your framework of thinking are you saying the Mandragora has similar machinery
> to Typhon's at his disposal? Or that Typhon and the Mandragora are unrelated? Or
> something else?

I'm very suspicious of the mandragora and how similar Severian finds 
them; I'd bet my flyer to your villa that it's only echoing Sev's 
expectations back to him and is otherwise an inert lump without a living 
mind's thoughts and aspirations to make it go.

Jeff Wilson - jwilson at io.com
Computational Intelligence Laboratory - Texas A&M Texarkana
< http://www.tamut.edu/CIL >

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