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Old January 14 2013, 08:27 PM   #76
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Re: Surviving Vulcan Elders.

YARN wrote: View Post
Forget Vulcan. Again, forget time travel. Think forward.
I think the second sentence in my post deals with this...

BillJ wrote:
It doesn't need Spock running around trying protect every person from every tragedy that is about to transpire.

You are walking by a house. You see a child drowning. You can swim. The gate is open. Do you intervene?

You know that there is a bomb in a building that will go off in three days. Do you warn the authorities?

You're walking next to a blind person who is about to step of a ledge. Do you warn him?
Do I have foreknowledge of these events, six months? Five years? What events am I changing down the road because I decide to change how the timeline unfolds?

The impulse to do things "in the moment" is far different than using foreknowledge to manipulate events so the outcome is more to your personal satisfaction.
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