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Old April 12 2013, 05:57 PM   #131
Dale Sams
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Re: Janeway's Decision to Kill Tuvix

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If they were dead they can't be resurrected. That's why it's such a neat dilemma.
They are, in essence, Tuvix's deceased parents.

And, as was asserted in the episode itself, Tuvix is, by any reasonable definition, a separate and unique individual.
And when nessecery to save the mother, often an infant is allowed to die or aborted.

I really wish the episode had been better written with more analogies. Or the crux even rewritten. With Janeway having to choose between someone who has actually been born, and has a life rather than an accidental creation like Tuvix.

I haven't watched the ep in a while. Couldn't Tuvix have just claimed that he *was* Tuvok and Neelix merged together, and that they liked being together? I don't see a problem here other than Tuvok has to be the ship chef now in his offtime.
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