[Ads-l] ancestor

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Jun 25 13:40:44 UTC 2015


> On Jun 24, 2015, at 10:35 PM, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:
> 
> Don't need all that sci-fi, Larry.  Our ancestors are on high, looking down at us and after our best interests.


What can I say?  One man's looking-down-from-on-high is another man's sci-fi.

LH

>  And all others -- that is, those not our ancestors -- will not know or care about us.  Natch.
> 
> Joel
> 
>      From: Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU 
> Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 9:11 PM
> Subject: Re: [ADS-L] ancestor
> 
>> On Jun 24, 2015, at 9:02 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>> 
>> On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 5:46 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> "Nobody will really know about us when we're gone, either, except for our
>>> own ancestors."
>>> 
>> 
>> Whoa! Faked me right out of my shoes! Total discombobulation. Thought that
>> I'd been koan-ed, for a moment. Before I could stop myself, I began to
>> ponder.
>> 
> Well, our ancestors have been traveling into the future to keep track of how their DNA is doing, while our descendants are too busy with their social media and smart phone apps and hi-tech gaming to care about anything else.
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