Re: "Second Chances" and its disturbing implications
R. Star wrote:
But apparently it isn't murder if you kill your own clone, as Riker did in Up the Long Ladder, so at least there's a contractual loophole to get out that inconvenient implication.
I'd say it would depend on the context of the killing. The Riker clone was being formed from genetic material which was stolen from Riker, after he denied its use (as was his right to do). His rights were violated in the process, although the theft was done out of desperation.
"If you think you're brave enough to walk the path of honor, then follow me into the dragon's den."