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Old August 9 2008, 03:06 PM   #16
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Re: *SPOILER QUESTION* for Greater than the Sum

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^^Yeah, but have you ever heard of a viable human baby being born six or seven months premature?
It's the 24th Century, so why not?

Obviously a 75 year old man can have a child with a roughly 56 year old woman whenever they want without any outside help (at least no medical intervention was mentioned in your book), so why shouldn't it be possibly that the human genom has evolved enough for a very premature child to survive in the future?
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Old August 9 2008, 03:38 PM   #17
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Why are we even discussing this? That'll teach me to pose rhetorical questions on the Internet.
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Old August 9 2008, 03:47 PM   #18
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Why would it be a rhetorical question?
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Old August 9 2008, 05:20 PM   #19
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^^Yeah, but have you ever heard of a viable human baby being born six or seven months premature?
Having spent a year studying that area as part of a medicine, ethics and the law course, I am certainly aware of viability and premature births. As you (sort of)say, not very likely.

But hey, the Borg might adapt. Or something. You're right this is stupid
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Old August 9 2008, 06:46 PM   #20
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Do we know for sure the length of the Destiny time-frame yet though? (Well Chris has read it so we know it's less than 8 months now!)
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Old August 10 2008, 05:16 AM   #21
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^^Yeah, but have you ever heard of a viable human baby being born six or seven months premature?
We don't know how long Destiny spans; as we keep being reminded, we haven't read the outlines, much less the manuscripts. A novel (of which Destiny is three, which gives it even more room to play with) spanning several months, or even an entire year, is not unprecedented: see Articles of the Federation or Rising Son or (IIRC) Fire Ship.
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Old August 10 2008, 08:49 PM   #22
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Re: *SPOILER QUESTION* for Greater than the Sum

Or 18 in the case of The Art of the Impossible.
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Old August 10 2008, 09:28 PM   #23
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Old August 11 2008, 08:43 AM   #24
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Re: *SPOILER QUESTION* for Greater than the Sum

I like that they tied in some of the past Borg timeline but I still want to know what the hell happened to the rest of the guys that were from Zero!
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Old August 11 2008, 01:35 PM   #25
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but I still want to know what the hell happened to the rest of the guys that were from Zero!
They moved into an apartment together and wacky sitcom antics ensued.
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Awesome
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