Quote Originally Posted by deuterio12 View Post
And now we've hit the critical point. The history only works if the emperor seriously believes "If I close everybody eyes and ears, chaos can't hurt us!".
Hey, if it's stupid and it works, it ain't stupid.

There's some debate over whether this was the best course of action. However, there's no question that it was what the Emperor thought was the best choice. And if he was wrong, that's due to a misunderstanding of how the warp works. And just because a scientist is operating on a misunderstanding is no reason to call them an idiot.