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February 16, 2005


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Nick Lewis

Well, since this new information has come to light, I suppose I can no longer judge you for eating kittens. Since your an alien, it seems immoral to hold you accountable for eating an animial that humans happen to think is "too cute to be eaten".

However, perhaps, this might be a good opprotunity to open up a dialogue on human and [unpronouncable name of your alien race] relations. We should be asking ourselves, what obligations does a [unpronouncable name of your alien race] have to respect human culture, and what obligations do we humans have to tolerate some of [unpronouncable name of your alien race]'s different ways behaving and feeding? Our answers to these questions might very well decided the future of our two planet's relations...

You know what I smell? I smell conference!

James E. Robinson, III

Yet i keep telling myself that it is your interesting articles that attract me to your website. Now i'm confused.

Nick Lewis

Well, James, I would assume that a being from another part of the universe -- no less one from the DELTA quadrant -- would be quite interesting. :-)

Also, if they are that technologically advanced, their editorial tastes might have advanced too. However, Rebecca, I want you to know that you will always be a human to me.


I'm sorry, but I'm convinced this is merely a story planted in the media to distract us from the grave kitten-eating threat that gravely threatens all us gravely threatened Americans. You can't fool me.

And Nick, your moral relativism is extremely disturbing. Does it not say in Leviticus 11:11: They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination? I absolutely cannot condone any kitten-eating by the alien cyborg MacKinnon menace.

I pray for all your souls. Right after dinner.


A kitten eating Janeway?
Interesting concept, but isn`t that against StarFleet regulations?


A kitten eating Janeway?
Interesting concept, but isn`t that against StarFleet regulations?

Not if she were visiting a planet on which kitten-eating was a cultural imperative. Prime Directive and all that.

Nick Lewis

Damn all of you! The prime directive only applies to humans who have watched Star Trek: The Next Generation! The prime directive has absolutely no legal significance on interplanetary relations. Don't even make me cite the court cases on this one.

Besides, why do we always have wrap ourselves up in our legal comfort blankets every time a new issue arises?! It is so infantile!

Have you even bothered to think how this must look to the aliens?! Well, have you?!


Have you even bothered to think how this must look to the aliens?! Well, have you?!

Wow, I never thought of it that way before. This is shaking my entire world view to the core. And the kittens...the kittens look so...tasty.

Nonono, I couldn't. Well, maybe just this once...

Mandy Barton

Well, if you want to be technical about it, Captain Janeway only worked in outer space, she was from Earth.

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