Biff just doesn’t know what went wrong. Nobody really knows what went wrong, in fact. But everybody but Biff knew it would go wrong, and that Biff would be to blame. As the Professor says in the second panel, there is solid empirical evidence – while the precise mechanism remains shrouded in mystery, the correlation between taking Biff along and being captured by the enemy is absolute. B might happen without A, but A always leads to B, no exceptions, even without explanation. This is called the Transformation of Things. Perhaps in ten thousand generations, a sage will be born who can understand it. Perhaps in a hundred thousand generations, a sage who understands it will be able to explain it.
More on Thursday.