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Old June 25 2013, 06:17 PM   #56
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Re: Scotty and his military comment

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OTOH, your position is that it is inconceivable that any organization could participate in combat WITHOUT being a military; it is a possibility of which you are choosing to remain ignorant.
But they aren't just a participant in combat. We see Starfleet making battleplans and never in conjunction with another body that could be claimed to be the military arm of the Federation.
Argument From Ignorance Redux: Not only can you not imagine Starfleet being anything other than a military, you can't imagine any OTHER military organization existing at all.

Which means to you, Starfleet is the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Marines, the Military Police, the NSA, the CIA, the FBI and the Coast Guard all rolled into one. Because surely a Federation of planets with a hundred different members and nearly a trillion citizens only has room for ONE organization to do anything ever.

If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck... its usually a duck.
And Starfleet doesn't walk or quack like one; really, your argument boils down to "Well it has feet and flies... what else could it be?"
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