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The Mote in God's Eye - Part 2, The Crazy Eddie Point: Chapter 16, Idiot Savant Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, The Crazy Eddie Point: Chapter 16, Idiot Savant Summary

Rod Whitbred about his time on the alien ship and with the Motie.

Sally tries to communicate by drawing a mathematical diagram. The Motie takes the computer apart and rebuilds it then returns it to Sally.

Part 2, The Crazy Eddie Point: Chapter 16, Idiot Savant Analysis

Differences and assumptions continue to play out as in the process of ongoing alien contact. Different members of the crew and science team view the Motie's behavior as completely different things and as having varying motivations. Capabilities for adapting and controlling her environment are impressively high. On the other side of the spectrum, they can't really figure out how initiate communication with the alien. They have no idea that she feels like communication isn't her job, her task. She's waiting for one of her...

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