Discussion in 'Deep Space Nine' started by leandar, Mar 2, 2012.
PICARD: It must be destroyed.
SISKO: I am not your enemy. I was sent here by the people you contacted.
PICARD ALIEN: Contacted?
SISKO: With your devices... your Orbs.
PICARD: We seek contact with other lifeforms, not corporeal creatures who annihilate us.
SISKO: I have not come to annihilate anyone.
LOCUTUS ALIEN: Destroy it now.
SISKO: My species respects life above all else. Can you say the same? I do not understand the threat I bring to you, but I am not your enemy. Allow me to prove it.
OPAKA: Prove it?
SISKO: It can be argued that a human is ultimately the sum of his experiences.
JAKE: Experiences? What is this?
SISKO: Memories. Events from my past, like this one.
SISKO: Things that happened before now. You have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about.
JAKE: what comes before now is no different from what is now, or what is to come. It is one's existence.
SISKO: Then for you, there is no linear time.
JENNIFER: Linear time. what is this?
SISKO: My species lives in one point in time. And once we move beyond that point, it becomes the past. The future, all that is still to come, does not exist yet for us.
JENNIFER: Does not exist yet?
SISKO: That is the nature of linear existence. And if you examine it more closely, you will see that you do not need to fear me.
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