(urth) note Re: Short Sun blog

David Stockhoff dstockhoff at verizon.net
Sun Sep 26 06:03:59 PDT 2010

  Severian made the assassin in the corridor come back to life, IIRC, 
after years. Why not Typhon? He was mummified; you can only be so dead 
once that happens.

On 9/26/2010 7:10 AM, Lee Berman wrote:
>> Jane Delawney: On this point only then (Typhon's possible nonhuman origin) -
>> the transfers/transplants mentioned in this post (Jeff's, the one quoted)
>> are all within the human species. In other words, these examples all
>> support my point and in fact if anything tell /against/ the notion that
>> Typhon might be of unUrthly origin.
> In Typhon we see a dried out, thousand year old human body, cells destroyed
> proteins degraded, somehow able to come to life, rehydrate, re-establish neural
> connections, organ integration etc. all within hours. In Tzadkiel we see the
> cells of a finger manage to re-organize themselves into heart, lung, brain,
> liver and bone cells and become a fully organized and integrated person within
> seconds. We have man-apes and dogmen and lord knows what else going on in the
> oceans and Baldanders labs and the witches tower.
> All these fantastic biological processes are casually accepted yet a slight
> protein readjustment in the histamines of a human-appearing alien by the best
> doctors of an interplanetary empire to suppress organ rejection is deemed
> impossible?
> I have to guess that Typhon-as-alien-in-origin just doesn't feel right to some
> people.  In my view, such a feeling is sufficent to reject it as a working
> concept.  No need for post hoc biological or other sorts of objections, especially
> those from outside the text. It works for my view of BotNS but it isn't meant as a
> foreign contaminant or monkey wrench in the working interpretations of others. 		 	   		
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