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Old September 19 2013, 10:14 PM   #16
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Re: "Wolf in the Fold": Y u no Vulcan mind meld?

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Except, of course, that in Star Trek psychics actually exist!
Yeah, but can they testify in court?

This question raises a host of other questions! Would Vulcan mind melds be admissible in court, even in the Federation? If so, what are the standards for admission? Does the meld have to take place after a warrant is properly issued?
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Old September 19 2013, 11:25 PM   #17
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Re: "Wolf in the Fold": Y u no Vulcan mind meld?

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Except, of course, that in Star Trek psychics actually exist!
Yeah, but can they testify in court?
My impression is that they generally can't, though I'm not sure whether my basis for that is something from canon or something from tie-in literature.
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Old September 20 2013, 03:50 AM   #18
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Re: "Wolf in the Fold": Y u no Vulcan mind meld?

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Except, of course, that in Star Trek psychics actually exist!
Yeah, but can they testify in court?
My impression is that they generally can't, though I'm not sure whether my basis for that is something from canon or something from tie-in literature.
Sybo was allowed to use her empathic abilities during Scotty's "trial", so I doubt the Argelians would object to a mind meld.
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Old September 20 2013, 07:00 AM   #19
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Re: "Wolf in the Fold": Y u no Vulcan mind meld?

Just because they let one kind of "psychic" in doesn't mean they'd let all psychics in. They likely understand their own psychics, but may not believe or understand the Vulcan mind meld. Besides, what else would Spock say? Of course he'd end up saying "Mr. Scott did not commit the murders", because he's a friend and colleague of Scotty. Why should they believe Spock's claim of Scott's innocence? Just because he touched Scotty's face and winced a bit? How are the Argelians to know that something psychic really happened?
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Old September 23 2013, 06:37 PM   #20
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^Yeah, but seatbelts?
Starfleet probably did away with seatbelts just before adopting their new recruiting slogan "Are you ready to roll?"
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