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Old May 20 2013, 01:13 AM   #45
Galactic Alignment
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Re: Is there a need for a Helm Department?

MacLeod wrote: View Post
As for having a dedicated department, sure everyone might receive basic training in piloting a starship, but their is a difference between basic and advanced training.
Spot-on, IMO. Same in all walks of life and in all fields of work - that some basic tasks can be mastered by most people doesn't negate the need for specialist experts. I mean, I can prepare a basic meal with a microwave, kettle and toaster, but doesn't mean that trained chefs are an obsolete profession.
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