[MUD-Dev] Character evolution [off topic]

coder at ibm.net coder at ibm.net
Sun Aug 31 10:25:43 New Zealand Standard Time 1997


On 28/08/97 at 08:33 AM, alexo at bigfoot.com (Alex Oren) said: >On Wed,
27 Aug 1997 18:29:58 PST8PDT, clawrenc at cup.hp.com wrote:

>}   Larry Niven's Integral trees (interesting phsyics there).

>It is interesting to witness how a hardcore SF writer like Niven
>contradicts himself.  In "Integral trees" he has the jungle tribe
>living and reproducing in near free fall conditions, yet in some
>other "known space" story he writes that a human foetus needs an
>earth-like gravity to develop.

I seem to recall that gestating women on the trees occupied the tufts
of the trees, thus gaining a sense of gravity thru the tidal forces. 
I'll agree that he didn't answer the question for the groups
inhabiting the cloud bushes (?) later in the tale.

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