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Old May 26 2013, 07:53 PM   #79
Re: Amok Time doesn't make sense.

I guess the ritual is rare but certainly not something which never occurs anymore.

It might seem ridiculous to us but so is arranged marriage. My explanation for the longevity of all these archaic cultural phenomena is that they are side-products of a dogma which must not be questioned, Vulcan orthodoxy and its key postulate of emotional suppression; the logic being: if Vulcans start to question these stupid old rituals what is to stop them from questioning emotional suppression?
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