R. Star wrote:
Seriously... the whole "natural disaster" clause of the prime directive is the equivalent of saying you should let a pregnant woman you see die simply because her kid might be Hitler. Not only that, but saying it's moral to do so.
No. It's the equivalent of letting the pregnant woman die because you don't believe it's your place to save her. It has nothing to do with what the culture (her children) may or may not become. It's the belief that people, cultures, civilizations have no right to interfere in ANY way with any other people, culture or civilization.
Which, of course, flies in the face of morality. The whole idea of an Olympic swimmer watching a man drown because the swimmer feels it is not his place to save the man is quite ludicrous.