Re: joining concultures,was Re: Alternative histories and paralele universes
|Date:||Wednesday, January 6, 1999, 23:02|
Matt Pearson wrote:
> Kristian Jensen wrote, in reply to Hawksinger:
> >This makes total sense. Not only do gorillas and chimps ignore each
> >other, but the same phenomenon can be applied to other animals. If
> >you don't have chimps and gorillas in your backyard, then all you
> >have to do is look at birds to see the phenomenon at work. This is
> >pretty interesting actually.
> >If you decide to accomodate Kenji's Sayat speakers in Nowapan,
> >chances are that the Sayat would be left completely to themselves.
> >They will live together with the Nowans but they will basically as
> >separate species ignore each other.
> I don't know about this. One of the traits that separates homo
> sapiens from other species is how they take a more-than-necessary
> interest in the world around them. We have entire fields of study
> (biology, zoology...) devoted to butting into the affairs of other
> species. Might not the Nowapans, as fellow intelligent hominids,
> have this same trait?
>Nowans are intensely curious, a trait I only recently discovered in
them and one which will be covered more fully on my soon to be posted
Shamanism in Nowapan page. I think they would be very curious but
also more than a little uncomprehending of the motivations of the
other species (speaking of which, have you noticed it being pronounced
[SpiSiz]?). They would be aware of the Sayat and interact with them
as they do indeed with the rest of the world. They just do it a lot
less than another Homo sapiens nation of their size, economic and
military clout would do.
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