Re: Why do so many people rag on "Dear doctor"
There are a wealth of things about Trek biology and other sciences that require the willing suspension of disbelief. Why is this so different?
Because of the moral of the story. This was not just some random, shitty, easily ignored hour of "nonsense-Trek", like Threshold or Spock's Brain... This episode was clearly ambitious, and preachy as hell. But what it preached was pure idiocy.
"Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines."
― Bertrand Russell