[ANSTHRLD] If Whole when Part? A CD Question
tierna.britt at gmail.com
Wed Dec 5 08:57:18 PST 2007
On Dec 5, 2007 8:28 AM, Tim McDaniel <tmcd at panix.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Dec 2007, Britt <tierna.britt at gmail.com> wrote:
> > It's been codified for years that if two types of critter are
> > different types by X.4.e., so are their parts
> > ...we grant difference between a dragon and an eagle -- but none
> > between a dragon's foot and an eagle's foot. (Laeghaire O Laverty,
> > August, 1993, pg. 5)
> > We give no difference between an eagle's jamb and a dragon's jamb.
> > ... (Barony of One Thousand Eyes, 4/98 p. 19)
> Would you please address the contradiction here? (The whole charges
> have X.2 difference, but that's stronger than and subsumes X.4.e)
> In particular, can you explain how you could find difference in parts
> that look nearly identical, when they are purported to come from
> different types of creatures?
Well, first, I forgot to put 'generally' in that first bit, as in,
"It's been codified for years that if two types of critter are
different types by X.4.e., _generally_ so are their parts..." Because
nothing's ever quite that absolute. I also mentioned visual
similarities as a reality of difference in my final paragraph: "Again
you're going both on period practice and visual similarity."
So I apologize for making an absolute of something that is not, but
did try to address that in the summary.
- Teceangl (nyah)
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