So if we are to act like anthropologists and treat the Trekverse like a real place we're trying to understand, there will come times when we as Treknologists simply have to squint and pretend that something makes sense, simply because the preponderance of evidence points to it, even if some of it doesn't.
So you think that little of the Federation members of Balok's species and our golden-skinned buffet grabbers?
You know, I'm gonna tell Balok and then the Fesarius
will reduce the Excelsior
to tiny pieces of equal height.
Or is that actually what you're trying to accomplish here so you can study the Excelsior
remains in detail?!?