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Dunyain blind spot? posted 28 Oct 2005, 15:10 by RiderOnTheStorm, Candidate

Hi Scott, Let me get the obligatory compliment(s) out of the way first: I truly love these books and i have already gotten 3 friends to buy and read them with a few more that have promised to pick them up after they read AFFC. This is the most engrossing, thought provoking work i have read in quite some time regardless of literary genre. I salute your job well done. Now to my question: If what comes before determines what comes after is there any chance that the Dunyain would/have/can fall victim to the ole ad-hoc ergo proctor-hoc fallacy? Given the awe inspiring intellectual power of their order i would think that the Dunyain would easily avoid this issue but on the other hand isolation does strange things to ppl. Talk about cocooning, the Dunyain define isolation. While that can lead to introspection, meditation, contemplation and perhaps even revelation it can lead to dismissal of what isnt inside their silo. Hence their teachings that sorcery was a myth. Obviously Kellhus and his father are supremely adaptable and flexible but not all of their brethren are as proven by the Dunyains tidy little group suicide after being contacted by Moenghus. I guess this is just a very long winded way of expressing my curiousity for what TTT will bring to us regarding the Dunyain. view post

posted 30 Oct 2005, 13:10 by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

Thank you RiderOnTheStorm. I'd like to bitch about everyone waiting on AFC before reading my books, but I'm one them! Given the complexities of causality, I would think they would have to make the error every once and awhile, or even regularly, depending on how far they press their analyses. But then, they would also incorporate the possibilities of this into their contingency plans. You could say this is partly why they're so obsessed with isolation. view post

posted 31 Oct 2005, 19:10 by Cause, Candidate

speaking of dunyain isolation were do they get their food and other resources from? farms, orchards cattle etc are all clues to human setlment. view post

posted 08 Nov 2005, 14:11 by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

They cultivate what they need in the vale below. view post


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