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The Oldest Question in the Universe

29 August 2011

In Doctor Who on Saturday ("Let's Kill Hitler") we sat down as a family to watch. The Doctor got into a chat with the robotic Amy thingy and the following dialog took place:Amy Robot Thingy: "The Silence is not a species; it is a religious order or movement. Their core belief is that silence will fall when the question is asked."Doctor: "What question?"Amy Robot Thingy: "The first question; the oldest question in the universe. Hidden in plain sight".Doctor: "Yes, but what is the question?"At which point we looked at each other all a little bemused. All of us that is except Billy. He said: "Well it's obvious isn't it...? The question is 'Who?'".Brilliant. He's a smart little bugger isn't he?


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