R. Star wrote:
No perfect answer? That's like the equivalent of not helping a person who's pinned down by a log on the grounds of if they were meant to survive they'd be strong enough to lift the log themselves. So not only do you keep walking by, leaving them there to die a slow lingering and painful death, you congratulate yourself on what a moral choice you made. Yeah... right.
Exactly. Cultural interference be damned. They had the means to save a dying race, and they chose to withhold their assistance. I don't see how any kind of reasoning can justify that.
Denobulans apparently don't adhere to any equivalent of the Hippocratic Oath. I can't think of any other Starfleet doctor who wouldn't find Phlox's decision appalling.