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Old April 15 2013, 03:59 AM   #264
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Re: Janeway's Decision to Kill Tuvix

Dale Sams wrote: View Post
By the way...at no point do I see Neelix or Tuvok saying.."Holy crap. Where have we been? What day is this? We were beaming up and...what happened?" This would indicate to me a continuation of consciousness.
Nonsense. Tuvok 2.0 and Neelix 2.0 retaining copies of Tuvix's memories is no more an indication of continuity of consciousness than Lal retaining copies of Data's memories means her consciousness is continuous with his.

And murder or no. Neelix and Tuvok are more deserving of life than that Tuvix guy who was alive for three weeks.
By what right do you decide which person is more deserving of life?

Those are the tough decisions Captains have to make and all the comparisons in the world to genocide and Eugenics Wars doesn't change that. What would you have her do? NOTHING? Not make a choice
Of course not. She should have made the choice to accept that Tuvok and Neelix were dead, mourn their loss, and move on. You know -- what you're supposed to do when people die.
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