Crazy Eddie wrote:
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.
Sorry but that's not an argument from ignorance. YOUR argument is an argument from ignorance: there is no evidence that this organisation exists, therefore it does. Our argument is that it's your burden of proof to show that it exists.
Otherwise I can posit that the Federation has a clown division. I mean, we never see any clowns in Starfleet, so there has to be a separate clown corps, right ?
They also described Genesis as a "doomsday weapon" and referred to the Federation as "a gang of galactic criminals."
No, they refered to Kirk and his crew that way.