[LMB] TSK:B (and L) expectations (w/o spoilers, at least in my opinion...)
phil.boswell at gmail.com
Wed May 30 15:24:08 BST 2007
On 30/05/07, Sylvus Tarn <sylvus at rejiquar.com> wrote:
> Did anyone else scratch their head when at the way Dag characterized the
> ``noxious'' returning life to blight? Why should a swamp/wetland be
> noxious? (After all, he can bat away the mosquitos. Oh, they're bad
> this year!) Or the way poison ivy was last to die from blight? Or the
> fact that humans were characterized as biologically/genetically ``most
> complex''? My interest in biology and genetics is solely that of the
> lay person, but even to me this made absolutely no sense from a
> scientific viewpoint.
I figured that there were a lot of dead carcasses lying around which
hadn't rotted because the rotting bacteria themselves had been
"blighted". Since they are very simple forms of life, it's not a
stretch to suggest that they might be very early returnees.
As for the poison ivy, I assumed that this was a backhanded tribute to
the sheer stubbornness of the ivy ;-)
I will have to look again for your "most complex" reference, but maybe
this is to do with "grounds"?
More information about the Lois-Bujold