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I think that in general the Doctor lives in a deterministic universe. Evidence may be destroyed, causes may be impossible to deduce, but there isn't ever NOT a reason for things. The universe is ultimately knowable.

In the X-Files universe, for the most part we never know why things happen. We may know who did something, but not why. Evidence is destroyed, trails go cold, cover-ups inevitably succeed. WE are prevented from knowing things, and in fact during the Monster of the Week episodes, it's usually suggested that there's no explanation to be had. Freaks of nature happen, might be one way to put it. We never know how the Flukeman came about.

I think I'm going somewhere with this, but not sure where.

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np_complete
May. 2nd, 2011 10:57 pm (UTC)
It presents the universe as repairable, presents disaster as avoidable. One must never give up hope, even if hope requires the extraordinary and improbable to happen.