Despite having such limited exposure to humanity, Dax seems pretty sure of himself when telling Adele that the human world doesn't have seers (even though he double-checked the information with Alix). Do you think his limited exposure to humans was really enough for him to get that message loud and clear? Do you think he came to that conclusion based on what he saw, or do you think he's repeating an attitude he's seen demonstrated?
Uh oh, Adele's starting to come across as a post-modernist As for Dax, I think he's judging more from experience than adopting a prevailing attitude. His personality leads me to think (assume, even ) he's not so easily swayed. And as they continue into this first contact scenario, I'm sad to admit, Adele's starting to lose her charm. It's like a displaced deity in a world of mortals, left aghast and indignant at everyone's inability to turn back time or darken the sun with a wave of their hand. lol, she's getting a bit Q-ish, shall we say (trek geek, can ya tell?)
Well, Dax has never met a true human seer, and the more humans he meets that are not seers, and the more people he meets that have never met a human seer either, the easier it is for him to expect that there are no seers among the humans. But all it takes is for him to validate one true human seer and that absolute is no longer. Adele has personally met one human seer, so she knows that human seers are rare but existent. Does Dax take Adele's word for it? Dax has to weigh Adele's experience vs. his, Alix's, Weaver's, the hippies, etc. Adele's experience is clearly in the minority, so it is easier for Dax to go with what for him is the mainstream, and say that there are no human seers. Maybe he has enough respect for Adele that he won't eliminate the possibility that there are human seers, but he's probably finding it hard to believe.