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The Mote in God's Eye Themes

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Data, Meaning and Interpretation

The resounding theme of the difference between information as isolated facts versus established within a meaningful context is highlighted repeatedly in the book. The relative value and meaning of data is expressed through situations large and small, individuals and groups. Humans and aliens alike find themselves mislead by bits of data. Unable to be completely apart from one's culture and perspective, true objectivity is difficult to achieve. The results of this basic conflict in communication and conceptualization carry a variety of consequence while playing out in a variety of ways in the story.

Inherent Flaws

The concept of flaws making the individual is not a new idea. The authors do develop this principle to a highly refined statement in the book. With the Moties the flaws make the species as well as the class within the species. A Mediator flaw is literally the ability to...

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