[ExI] "meat"

John K Clark jonkc at bellsouth.net
Mon May 25 14:10:48 UTC 2009

"Damien Broderick" <thespike at satx.rr.com>

> The story [Terry Bisson's Meat] reinforces my point.
> It's a parody of contemporary provincialism, the
> "computers can't possible be conscious" brigade.

I read it as a parody of the High Holy Meat Worshipers too, it may not be 
great literature but for some reason it's just about the only parody of a 
particularly target rich subject. Damn I wish I were a better writer.

> the whole joke is a sleight of hand,  because such
> inorganic beings wouldn't *use* the word "meat,"

George Orwell's Animal Farm is sleight of hand because in reality animals 
can't talk.

 John K Clark

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