Isn’t it interesting that after the little speech about the first act of Cylon on Cylon violence that we see an act of the same kind of violence from an Aaron by shooting Caprica Six in the head?
Taking that a bit further I wonder if since they know that they will be returned to life good as new if killing another cylon will become social comment or the expression of frustration to them much the same way flipping the bird to someone does for humans today? A bit extreme but perhaps not so far fetched. That shooting struck me asan act reminiscent of a teenager confronted with an issue that doesn’t allow him/her their own way.
Perhaps the cylon while dealing with these “new feelings” such as love and hatemake themby definition morehuman, as Audrapointed outearlier in the blog. I am inclined to think they are already more like us than they know. They obviously suffer from some of the same emotions that make us human.
The things the cylonseem to bestruggling withare theage-old questions; the same questions that any sentient life form wants to know. Who am I, where did I come from and why am I here? Thesequestions drive us to know ourselves and the cosmos in which we live.
The cylondo many of the same things we do to try and justify our existence. They try to make their mark on the universe and try to create meaning and order from things they don’t fully understand. When confronted with a situation that they don’t have the answer to they simply adapt an answer that is close and use it. Like Brother Cavil said “we didn’t have a path, so we hi-jacked yours.”
Personally I think the cylon are in the adolescence of their sentience and are looking to find their purpose and place in the universe. However, like much of our own adolescent reasoning they have a few key points wrong – like the extermination of the human race will somehow define who they are. The answer is perhaps not to kill your parents but to know who they are to better understand yourself.