Re: [conculture] Re(2): planets
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 22, 1999, 12:02|
"Grandsire, C.A." wrote:
> That's true. But it doesn't mean that's an obstacle to become sentient,
> or most tribes living today without metals, or humans of the Stone Age
> shouldn't be told sentient. The lack of technology would only mean they
> would have societies like the so-called "primitives", who are not
> primitive at all.
Well, primitive is usually defined as having lower technology, at least
that's my understanding.
But anyways, I wasn't saying it would be an obstacle to sentience, only
an obstacle to technology.
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