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Old July 4 2013, 10:55 AM   #117
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Re: Star Trek morality test - best and worst episodes

sonak wrote: View Post
Picard would have been arguing that the volcano was "meant" to destroy that civilization or some similar nonsense.
That's typical of written characters _and_ real-life people, though: changing a "will" into an "ought".

But I'd like Picard to explain to me how letting an entire civilisation die off forever is better than allowing them a chance to reach the stars one day, if the price to pay is them seeing some magical technology.
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