Re: When Sisko met the Prophets
That said, it's possible that the Prophets were always anticipating him, and did not want to reveal the true nature of their relationship on the first meeting.
But if the Prophets don't experience linear time, they can't anticipate anything. For them, everything must be happening simultaneously.
The whole concept sounds like some sort of temporal paradox.
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