Jan Van Quirm wrote:But that's what Darwin did do effectively
Not really, what Darwin did was come up with evidence to support the theory of evolution. Evolution is the process, DNA is the mechanisim. And, in fact, Darwin didn't really do all that much either. He was just a passanger on the Beagle to keep captain FitzRoy from getting bored from having to talk to a bunch of stupid sailors for five years. The "observation" at the islands was actually just a hunting trip. He actually threw the turtle shells overboard (after eating the turtles) didn't even label the birds (he even had to consult with captain FitzRoy in order to remember were, exactly, they got the birds).
Tonyblack wrote:Kakaze, there is no reason to believe that Time (as the Mother) cannot see immortal figures. In fact, DEATH does, at times, see other immortals (as in Hogswatch). This is part of the narrative causality; it gives a reason for DEATH to bring Susan in to help him.
Death in Thief of Time wrote:HE IS LU-TZE, A HISTORY MONK. EIGHT HUNDRED YEARS OLD. HE HAS AN APPRENTICE. I HAVE LEARNED THIS. BUT I CANNOT FEEL HIM, I CANNOT SEE HIM. HE IS THE ONE. BINKY WILL TAKE YOU TO THE MONK, YOU WILL FIND THE CHILD.
I seem to remember another scene where Time wanders from room to room crying because she has a son out in the world that she can't touch.