Nerys Ghemor wrote:
While I can see that argument to some extent, I would also remind everyone that there is known to be shared genetic material between some of the Alpha Quadrant races. Humans, Klingons, Cardassians, and Romulans/Vulcans are specifically known to share genetics. This means (IMHO) that their motivations, while varying somewhat, are not going to diverge anywhere near as (for instance) a Founder's or a Tholian's. Some commonality should be expected.
Humans share 98%+ of their DNA with a chimp, 90% with a baboon, 80% with a cow and 50% with a banana.
How's yer banana/human comparative ethics essay going?