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Old July 8 2013, 06:17 PM   #147
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Re: Star Trek morality test - best and worst episodes

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your argument is basically a strawman of the pro-interventionists: no one is suggesting that the UFP's primary missions be scrapped so that they can go around looking for planets in danger.
The changes made to the PD the anti-PD folks want would result in that.
Huh? Do you even you what your talking about? No one here has presented that Starfleet's job is to go around looking for endangered worlds. You're essentially making things up as the centerpiece of your argument.

Here you go, just for clarity: If you stumble upon a bad situation, you should help if you can help. Unless the situation was caused by the inhabitants acting stupid.

Anti-PD is anti-PD, TOS or TNG or otherwise. Folks don't understand the consequences of these things in the long-term.
And you do of course!

What if aliens had decided to stop the great meteor that hit Earth and killed off the dinosaurs, resulting in humanity never existing? Would you think that was a good thing?
Depends. Are the dinosaurs sentient? Do the dinosaurs have a living culture? I wouldn't expect anyone to withhold help based on what "might" happen a hundred, a thousand or a million years down the road.

"Don't save that toddler from getting hit by a bus! Who knows what negative ramifications it might have fifty years from now!"

Your entire argument is absurd.
"...the most elementary and valuable statement in science, the beginning of wisdom, is I do not know." - Lt. Commander Data, "Where Silence Has Lease"
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