Saturday February 6, 2016
Book 16: Big, Dumb Objects — Part III


PETEY: Extinctions are a matter of record, but Bala-Amin overestimates the ability of sophonts to wipe themselves all the way out.

CHINOOK: "Sophont" being a category that, for the purposes of that sentence, does not include you.

PETEY: Exactly!

PETEY: I don't want to be the reason intelligence goes extinct again, but I'm the best reason I can think of.

CHINOOK: Maybe have a nice chat with the Reverend?

PETEY: Meh. I already know what he'll say once he stops screaming.