Just on my last message: when the Didact responded to Bornsellar I took his use of the word 'animal' to be sarcastic. As someone pointed out on the Waypoint forums, he could have just been speaking literally.
If this is the case, I anticipate your reply to be very embarrassing for me haha.
From: Greg Bear
I love all this attention to detail! You guys rock. No embarrassment at all.