Re: virus: Sham(an) again

Tim Rhodes (
Sat, 20 Sep 1997 13:02:03 -0700 (PDT)

On Fri, 19 Sep 1997, Wade T.Smith wrote:

> Arthur C. Clarke, Granddaddy of SF, proclaimed that 'Advanced technology
> would appear as magic to the civilization without it' or something to
> that effect.

> My variation of this would be that the unexplained is always magic to the
> ignorant....

I'd hate to think that someone could have a memetic technology so beyond
our understanding that we might call it "magic".

And I'm sure the Shamans and witches stand behind me on this point.

-Prof. Tim