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Old June 28 2009, 02:26 AM   #10
Temis the Vorta
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Re: Thoughts on the Romulan Empire

Good point, but competition for resources is always an issue for a species, and Romulus has far more water and arable land, so the instinct for competition and violence might be reduced.
My take on the Vulcanoid emotions issue is that it's an inherent trait that is natural for their species, possibly something that evolved because of the hostile environment of Vulcan, but being in their DNA, a new environment won't remove the tendency.

It's like the way zebras can't be domesticated like horses because zebras evolved in an environment where there are much more vicious predators than horses were exposed to - lions, hyenas, etc - which made zebras far more high-strung animals. Even if you take a zebra out of that environment, you still can't domesticate it, or even its descendants after many generations.
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