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Old June 29 2013, 10:55 PM   #132
M'Sharak
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Re: Scotty and his military comment

Sybok wrote: View Post
starfleet is NOT the military.
Of course it is.

Sybok wrote: View Post
some points to consider:

-captain jean-luc f***ing picard said himself starfleet was NOT military, pretty sure he knows what he is talking about,
Picard was also prone to to yammering about how humans were "more evolved now," and what a boatload of nonsense that proved to be.

Sybok wrote: View Post

-court martial thing, well we're five years out from earth, i guess subspace mail the police a report (not)... i think it just makes sense for any organization flying around in deep space to have their own legal system
You might want to verify the definition of "martial".

(Hint: "military" is a synonym. "Soldierly" is another. "Court martial" literally means "military court".)

Sybok wrote: View Post

my personal opinion is starfleet is like a massive space faring version of the NOAA Corps http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nationa...issioned_Corps

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but in its normal times starfleet is not a military
Nope.

While Starfleet may at this time or that perform scientific or exploratory or humanitarian/relief/rescue or diplomatic or civil engineering tasks, all of those are secondary to (and, as necessity dictates, superseded by) its military function. Just like the military of today, or like the military of 48 years ago.
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