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The Amber Spyglass Themes

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Technology and Evolution

The Mufela do not have a center spine and they roll rather than walk, using the pods from the seed-pod trees as wheels when they come to a certain age. In Lyra's world, there are gyropters and zeppelins rather than helicopters and jets. The Chevalier communicates with a lodestone resonator. Technology and evolution are "what if" themes that can be freely explored in fantasy/science fiction/speculative fiction. The intention craft only works with both human and daemon operating it together and seems to work by some sort of "soft" technology. Meanwhile, the "hard" technology available to the College of St. Jerome is going to be used to destroy Lyra and probably others. The anticipated explosion will be too large to harm only the one person the Church wants dead.

Compare the technology of the Mulefa to our own. They use metals only for ornamentation and...

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