Glotmorf on 12 Mar 2004 05:12:36 -0000

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Re: [spoon-discuss] upper house

On 10 Mar 2004 at 21:26, Baron von Skippy wrote:

> first place (thbbbt to all). Name one culture that wasn't on Star Trek
> or the Twilight Zone where the youngers are more powerful than the
> elders. If you can (and by youngers I mean newborns are the most
> powerful members of society), I'll grant you your little lunacy.-

Lost in Space, the TV series, back in the '60s.  There was a 
planet whose inhabitants were stuck in teenagery, and, at the 
end of the episode, were even starting to get younger.  They 
wanted to dissect the Jupiter 2 crew to extract their ability 
to age.

Technically this regards physical age rather than 
chronological age, and is an even less realistic source than 
the ones you mentioned, but it meets your specs.

If you need a real-life culture, I believe the incarnation of 
the Dalai Lama is considered the power, even when he has just 
been reborn.

Not that I agree in principle with the age category thang.


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