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Old February 11 2013, 08:57 PM   #30
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Re: TNG: Dark Mirror by Diane Duane Review Thread (Spoilers!)

Deranged Nasat wrote: View Post
While we're on the subject of non-human Terran sapience (and forgive me for taking this further off topic), have the elephants ever been confirmed in Trek works as standing alongside dolphins? On that count, have Trek works ever featured elephants at all? Given that the TNG episode "New Ground" established the extinction of the white rhinoceros, were the elephants equally wiped out?
If there ever will be, I like to think they'll look like this:



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This book is on my to-do list.

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?
The hard, unsentimental truth is: Humans are alone.

Edit: Prompted by this thread - just bought the book.
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