Thread: The Son'a
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Old September 27 2013, 09:16 PM   #33
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Re: The Son'a

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It's dying--condemning 600 people to die--that would ordinarily be immortal.
There is no reason to believe that the Baku wouldn't have the same access to the radiation from the collected particles as others would, the main difference would be the Baku would no longer have exclusive access.
They have rejected technology. Taking a drug a form of technology. They would have to give up their way of life in order not to die. That's destroying the culture or destroying them. It also ignores the fact that the Federation was going to move them without ever knowing that they were someplace else, away from the particles. People would just start getting old.

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Picard asked an interesting question in this movie: "How many people does it take before it becomes wrong?"
I would have loved for the Admiral to have immediately confronted Picard with the opposing quesion of how many people have to be helped before it becomes right?

Picard didn't have a logical leg to stand on.

I refer to my examples of the Transcontinental Railroad and the Interstate Highway system. Or Eminent Domain. This is a moral question, one that has no immediate answer. The Federation could've studied the particles, like scientists, and spent years trying to replicate it. They are doing this as a matter of convenience. The Federation hasn't lost anything yet. They would be gaining something.

We can argue about this all day, but remember, we are in the 24th century, not the 21st. Humanity has evolved.
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