Dude, seriously, do you need to discuss this philosophical point in more than one thread?
1. The point happens to be relevant to the discussion.
2. Everything, in a broad sense "is philosophy" (whenever we discuss right reasoning questions of epistemology and ontology, etc., are unavoidable).
Why this need for consistency across explanations of apparent contradiction in Star Trek ... or in Trek Tech threads discussing them? We're having fun here. If you're not, I feel badly for you, but you might want to think about why that is.
I don't know why you think I am not having fun. I assure you I am. Is this question, however, even relevant? Your post seems more like a personal attack than a topical contribution to thread.
If you don't like what I have to say, I am sorry, but you don't have to read what I say.