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Old May 12 2013, 07:25 PM   #769
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Re: Janeway's Decision to Kill Tuvix

Elias Vaughn wrote: View Post
I'm too lazy to go back and check, but is this thread fifty pages of people forgetting that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few (or the one) has been a core conceit of Trek philosophy since at least Wrath of Khan?
For whatever reason this always seems to come up. I'm pretty sure, though, that Spock wasn't trying to justify bloody murder when he said that. Vulcan adages aside, this still is the killing of a sentient individual being, who in no way, shape or form wanted to die.
Bashir: »Out of all the stories you told me, which ones were true and which ones weren't?«
Garak: »My dear doctor, they're all true.«
Bashir: »Even the lies?«
Garak: »Especially the lies.«
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