C.E. Evans wrote:
I think that goes straight into the realm of implausible and totally undermines the very principles the Federation was built on.
I don't, I think some physical and cultural divides are far to large to bridge. Look at what happened with Vorik and Torres in Blood Fever
, Spock and Kirk in Amok Time
or Picard reprimanding Worf in Reunion
. You're asking too much for folks to put away inherent genetic traits and cultural training.
Spock was half-human and still kept his quarters warmer than the rest of the ship. Why should races who evolved under tremendously different environmental conditions have to live/work in discomfort under the guise of diversity?