Pattern: Oankali trying to “de-claw” humanity

Hypothesis 1: Humanity could pose a threat to the Oankali

Hypothesis 2: Humanity cannot surive unless it is “de-clawed”

Ex: “No. None of your people are permitted to see them.” – Oankali refusing writing tools for Lilith

Ex: “You just haven’t learned yet not to ask dangerous questions” – Clearly there are questions that could get Lilith in trouble – there has to be a reason why certain questions are off-limits