Re: Spock Ethical Dilemmas
Captain Tracy wrote:
. . .Spocks plea to Kirk is to Kill the Horta - the last of its kind, and mother to hundreds of thousands of offspring,... just to save his personal friend. [Emphasis added]
But none of this is known when Spock recommends that course of action. All they know is, it is a dangerous creature that has killed several people. The mind meld giving Spock knowledge of the creature's motives hasn't happened yet.
Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard: For duty and humanity! --Men in Black (1934)