[LMB] Wide Green questions....

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Sat Oct 29 22:04:22 BST 2016


On Sat, 29 Oct 2016 15:59:49 -0400, Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com>
wrote:

>And who wants to test it by going up to a malice and stabbing it with a
>knife that might not, and probably won't, work?
>
>Even if it's possible to create it, I don't think very many farmers are
>willing to be killed early (even if it's only a few minutes) to test it.
>And the most suitable candidates - the people on the very verge of death -
>are most unlikely to be able to give consent then.  Yes, prior consent
>could be established, but...
>
>Sharing knives are precious, but I don't think there's a noticeable dearth
>of them.  Cases like that song with the two lovers deciding who gets to
>share are likely uncommon to rare.  So I don't think anyone's been so
>desperate that they could test it.
>
>Things might change if farmer and walker societies grow closer, but I
>suspect not in the protagonists' lifetimes.
>
Hmm.  "WGW: 100 years on".  That could be an interesting exercise.
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   And I'll bind them all in the dark,' said he                  - Kevin Ahearn.


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