File spoon-archives/lyotard.archive/lyotard_2001/lyotard.0112, message 63

Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 23:35:06 +1000
Subject: Re: more on cyborgs and the inhuman


Bateson could have enumerated all the atomic particles of all the atoms of
all the molecules in all the proteins in all the cells of the axman.  After
the fact, such totality and inevitability
seems to confirm pure fatalism..  Even God cannot change the past.  Those ax
strokes seem to have little effect on the social fate that threatens
Occidentals and Orientals alike.  If your boat sank you could remember
Bateson, take nap while your body swam ashore.

Olsen is right too,  Its a poetic thought.   Of course, the whole earth
takes care of the feather, and all the other feathers, and societies, often

Its the old question of who are we and what can we do about it, and why does
it matter?



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