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Old January 15 2014, 11:02 PM   #16
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Re: Was Natasha human?

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Hober Mallow, I just finished rereading Asimov's "Foundation" which reminded me how I know your username. You were quite the clever trader and seemed to have invented the lifespan of the average iPhone. ;-)
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Old January 16 2014, 01:16 AM   #17
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Hober Mallow, I just finished rereading Asimov's "Foundation" which reminded me how I know your username. You were quite the clever trader and seemed to have invented the lifespan of the average iPhone. ;-)
Someone beat me to the username Hari Seldon.
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Old January 18 2014, 01:15 AM   #18
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I always found it weird how her homeworld failed, after all it was populated by humans from the idyllic 24th century. What caused them to revert to raping and pillaging? Was the UFP experimenting with PAX before the Alliance?
That's one thing that always seemed to contradict Roddenberry's idealized humans and Picard and Riker's claim to Q that "humanity is no longer a savage race." Yar's history seemed to say the opposite, that humans are naturally savage and without the state as a correcting mechanism, they'll revert back to savagery.
I never got the impression it was the state as a correcting mechanism that made humans non-savage. In DS9's Quark's theory it was their comfort, but in TNG it's more that humans were a correcting mechanism for the state, not vice versa. In TNG, the state does not need to exercise power because humans participate voluntarily.

Also I see no reason to think the Federation presents people from breaking off and seceding.

For Tasha's home planet I think Quark's theory applies better. They ran short on resources and it made them all savages.
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