Yes but how do you define a 'silly question'? Especially given that this is a science fiction board. I agree that if someone asks a question which appears to be silly the temptation is to say so but perhaps a slightly more open approach could be used at least until the intent of the OP becomes clear.
We all know why this thread has been started and I think it is the intent of OPs that should be established in a thread before mud starts flying or more hopefully an interesting debate starts flying.
[I should add that it's not Jadzia
's intent but those of posters who post 'silly questions'. Re-reading it sounded a big ambiguous