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Old June 25 2009, 04:45 PM   #57
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Re: Borg Theories

Sci wrote: View Post
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In this context,

evil
–adjective
morally wrong or bad; immoral; wicked:
And what does that mean?
A label used in combination with a moral realist philosophy to justify feelings of outrage and the accompanying desire to inflict punishment.

Da'an wrote: View Post
hyzmarca wrote: View Post
In this context,

evil
–adjective
morally wrong or bad; immoral; wicked:
Ah, but from which perspective?

This is all verging into the territory of moral relativism, if you subscribe to that philosophy, assimilation is good and individuality is bad if you're Borg, and slavery is good and sufferage is bad if you're a white male in America of a century ago, and human sacrifices are good if you're an ancient Mayan (or Aztec, I forget which).
Trek, TNG especially, is very relativist. Sure, they'd usually lecture the member of the "backwards" alien culture about how much more evolved they are, but moral judgment was usually reserved for Very Special Episodes in which the aliens represented real-world discrimination that the writers wished to speak out against.
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