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Old January 6 2013, 12:02 PM   #39
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Re: Little Girls or Dagger of the Mind -- which do you like better

Timo wrote: View Post
Korby's is a situation any man could find himself in after, say, major surgery or divorce or loss of job. Is he still the same man? Having factually lost something (say, a leg), is he a lesser being now?
That question is dealt with at some length in the cheaply made but intelligently written Creation of the Humanoids (1962). It's worth a look if you've never seen it.

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But Korby wasn't really alive to begin with: "Doctor Korby was never here." That turned out to be the whole point.
How much of that is true, and how much just Chapel's racist revulsion at the concept of Korby having replaced his body with machinery?
In what way was her reaction "racist"? I suppose you could say it was "fleshist."
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