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Old January 6 2013, 06:29 PM   #10
Re: Did The Prophets Know About Sisko Before Emissary?

It depends on what this "nonlinear" view of time means.

If all time is undifferentiated to the Prophets, then they can never "really" know about anything before something, nor learn, because nothing will ever change for the Prophets, as change requires that time be flowing at least in some direction.

If, OTOH, time does flow for the Prophets, but in unexpected directions and speeds that don't map very well to the time Sisko and other mortals experience, then there's no problem with the Prophets first meeting Sisko in 2369, then meeting Akorem Laan in 9174, then creating Sisko in 2332, then going to see the Big Bang, then returning to 2372 just for laughs.

Timo Saloniemi
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