R2D2 and C3P0 don't, and they seem to be connected to the Force. (Unless it was just "luck" that they happened to play such a pivotal role in ANH...) Maybe the Force guided the ppl surrounding them, not the droids. And Obi Wan doesn't- in the last two episodes (but he didn't communicte with the Force in those episodes - he was one with the Force ) >>>For me Qui-Gon's explanation strongly suggests that they are. Why? "Without the midi-chlorians, life could not exist, and we would have no knowledge of the Force. They continually speak to you, telling you the will of the Force. ANAKIN They do?? QUI-GON When you learn to quiet your mind, you will hear them speaking to you." Do you mean it is "Without midi-chlorians life could not exist for some reason, which I won't explain now. Terefore we obviously would have no knowledge of the Force, since we wouldn't exist at all. BTW, they continually speak to you, telling you the will of the Force. When you learn to quiet your mind, you will hear them speaking to you, although you can't be sure it's really them, 'cause there're other possibilities to communictae with the Fore as well." ? Again, if I analyze it word-by-word, they might not be the only connection, but it most probably wasn't written for bein analyzed but for give an impression. And the impression I get from these lines, the way Liam delivers them and the whole atmosphere of the scene is that they are the connection to the Force. (By looking at the greater whole, the only thing I see that Lucas's continually changing his mind ) I'm convinced that if they were supposed to be the sole connection between people and the Force, then someone in a film would have mentioned it. Well, I'm convinced that if there were other ways of connection, then someone would mention it In the ANH novelization, Obi-Wan tells Luke that although the Republic tried to define the Force with science, it could never figure it out entirely. Don't know what's in the novelization, but since OB's primary description was "a mystical energy field" it's reasonable. As an energy field, it might be studied scientifically to an extent, and also fits with the midichlorians. However, later we learn that being an energy field (I guess moving objects, lightening and stuff like that results from thhis) is only a small aspect of the Force, it's something mysterious, spiritual as well. The problem is, that Lucas seems to connect the midichlorians to the spiritual aspect (will of the Force, knowledge of the Force), which they don't fit wiht.