[LMB] Plot musing on topic

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Tue Feb 11 16:53:09 GMT 2020

> On Feb 11, 2020, at 9:36 AM, Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:
> Trying to embed helpful information in a religion tends not to work out
> well, especially when attempting to eventually get people to surpass those
> instructions.  You might be able to get people to adopt soapy handwashing
> as a form of ritual purity, but if you managed it, you'd have a hard time
> getting them to accept actual hygienic standards instead of your ritual.
> Matt "even with microscopes, people didn't adopt germ theory for ages" G.

It works for a while.   Sometimes people survive because of ritual long enough to get past the ritual aspect.

More information about the Lois-Bujold mailing list