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Old August 6 2013, 06:25 PM   #29
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Re: Episode of the Week: 3x05 "The Bonding"

The fundamental claim here is that when itís not obvious where to draw the line the only morally defensible position is extremism. He makes a similar argument for the Prime Directive in Pen Pals.
BTW, this absolutist philosophy is a sharp contrast to Picardís position in Justice that ďthere can be no justice so long as laws are absolute.Ē As you may recall, Iím no fan of that scene either. Not only does Picard take two opposite sides on the issue depending on his personal affection for the affected parties, he does a shitty job of arguing his case no matter which side heís on.
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