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Old April 12 2013, 12:34 AM   #73
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Re: Janeway's Decision to Kill Tuvix

R. Star wrote: View Post
By that logic Tuvok and Neelix didn't actually die... there was no corpse. The fact that he was an accident doesn't matter. He was alive and a living sentient being regardless of how he came to be. If he was born, if he was cloned, if he was a transporter accident, it doesn't matter. He's alive. There is no moral way you can defend the murder of one person for the benefit of the group. That was the argument used for slavery. That the subservience of a minority race benefits the majority. As for the creepy comment... what's it matter? You think a guy who looks creepy deserves to be murdered?
No! I was only joking about his creepiness. He certainly doesn't deserve to die for looking creepy! I was kidding.

But I do not believe he was "murdered" in the literal sense of the word since he was essentially two people combined as one. I do not think Tuvok and Neelix would have wanted to be forever joined as Tuvix.

However, did I feel sad and a little uneasy when they separated him? Yes, the first time watching it, I did. It's a moral dilemma. They usually do not have concrete right and wrong answers.

It was either save Tuvix and let Neelix and Tuvok cease to exist. Or save Neelix and Tuvok and have Tuvix cease to exist. There is no real answer.
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