Picard probably should have used that argument to Satie in "The Drumhead" - my Betazoid is just an empath, yours is a telepath. Or the episode is confusing empaths and telepaths, since Sabin should have been able to read Tarses' mind, rather than just getting a feeling that he was hiding something. http://www.chakoteya.net/NextGen/195.htm PICARD: Admiral. I have to tell you, you must not expect me to permit any action against Mister Tarses solely on the basis of Betazoid intuition. SATIE: Sabin has uncanny instincts. I've learned to trust them. PICARD: I'm not happy about this use of a Betazoid. SATIE: But you have a Betazoid counsellor. Surely you're aware of the advantages. PICARD: There is a difference between a counsellor and an investigator. SATIE: Are you saying you never use your counsellor during interrogations? PICARD: Yes, I do, but I would not act solely on the basis of her instinct.