Re: Who Should Be the Next Captain of the Enterprise?
For that matter, Data is the "offspring" of two humans, Noonien and Julianna Soong. So maybe he should be defined as legally human regardless of his construction. Or maybe a better term would be posthuman.
Were I a Federation judge, I wouldn't classify him as legally Human; I don't think Federation law should have any such status as "legally this species" or "legally that species." It makes more sense, I think, for Data to be legally considered a United Earth citizen (as Omicron Theta was a U.E. colony) and a Federation citizen, and to be considered their legal son.
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