orald wrote:Not being sarcastic, and thank you, but I don't think "moron" would qualify either.
Doesn't God Leto tell Hwi or Siona(or both?) that he can sense stuff disappearing? And he can deduce alot, you know.
There's a difference between noticing something disappearing through prescience and detecting minutiae that have always been hidden from you. Remember, this is a long time after the introduction of the Siona gene and no-technology, a LOT of things have disappeared, AND we have Leto's word that he never saw beyond his own death except to make sure the Golden Path continues.
Also, does Petrin have the Siona gene?
Yes. Most people in the post-Scattering world do, and especially someone working for the Bene Gesserit.
Besides, Teg&co seem pretty certain God Leto knew alot.
They also believed that he wielded a magic influence on events in the Old Empire through the worms. They aren't necessarily right.
You aren't thinking or really existing unless you're willing to risk even your own sanity in the judgment of your existence.