Re: TNG: Dark Mirror by Diane Duane Review Thread (Spoilers!)
Why should dolphins and elephants be sapient? They don't use technology, don't build cities. Even if they were sapient yet eschewing technology, what would prevent them from communicating with Humans and starting a civilisation of their own, or joining ours?
"Communicating with humans" is easier said than done. Trek
makes communication with alien races look extremely easy; in reality, it's going to be difficult if not impossible.
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