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Old September 19 2012, 01:19 AM   #46
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Re: Prime Directive problem with "Homeward"

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The Boraal were saved for selfish reasons. Then put onto a new planet where they did not belong, which would devastate them or the planet.
If the Boraal died on their home world, or on their new world yes they would in both cases be dead, but by taking them to a new world they had a chance to survive, remaining where they were meant certain death. If their arrival meant the destruction of the ecosystem and they died from that, they still would have had a chance for life.
If their arrival meant the destruction of the new planet's ecosystem, they would die. No ecosystem, no life, no chance. The arrival of the Boraal would be the introduction of a foreign life form into an ecosystem not equipped to deal with it. The consequences of such an act are usually devastating to the invaded ecosystem. Look what's happened here with the introduction of fire ants, killer bees, the brown tree snake and others. Some animal species gone extinct, some industries threatened. Moving a species from one planet to another may be the feel good we did the right thing, but really thinking about it, did you do the right thing? For the Boraal a quick, albeit frightening death, or a long slow death. Or do you move them again, and again, and again? Or is it just one move per customer?
It keeps Carol Anne very close to it and away from the spectral light. It lies to her. It says things only a child can understand. It has been using her to restrain the others.
To her it simply is another child. To us it is the beast.
Now let's go get your daughter.
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