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Old May 23 2013, 06:27 PM   #51
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Re: Amok Time doesn't make sense.

Lt. Uhura-Brown wrote: View Post
Obviously it's perfectly logical for a race that values logic above all else to have big pompous rituals and fights to the death.
It is, if you're talking about a species that is very traditional.

The big ceremony and ancient rituals is (imho) the Vulcans way of controling pon farr to the limited ability that they can.

They can't stop it, so they channeled it.

If historically a Vulcan male wasn't linked to a female, then the Vulcan society would face repeated situations like what happen with Vorik. ST: Enterprise ('Mirror) said that Vulcan females go through their version as well. It's a biological and psychological part of who they are.

So the koon-ut (and the kal-i-fee) is in fact perfectly logical.

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