[LMB] SF Inventions I want

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Mon Sep 7 01:58:20 BST 2020


I'd thought that it was canon that religion didn't exist in the Federation
any more.  Did I err?

On Sun, Sep 6, 2020 at 7:33 PM Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:

> On Mon, 31 Aug 2020 14:11:43 +0000 (UTC), "Karen A. Wyle"
> <kawyle at att.net> wrote:
>
> > Many years ago, my husband wrote part of a screenplay for Star Trek:
> Next Generation, about a crewman with religious objections to the
> transporter on just that ground. Through mischance, he was the only one in
> position to do an emergency transport off a ship that was about to explode.
> He refused, since the crew would be dead either way and he didn't want to
> be the one to kill them. A court martial ensued . . . .
> >Karen A. Wyle
> >    On Monday, August 31, 2020, 09:38:14 AM EDT, Gwynne Powell <
> gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >I'm in two minds about teleporters - on the one hand, they're
> >convenient. OTOH, you die every time you use one.
> >
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> I'm recalling a story where that consideration lead to a form of Sufism
> becoming the dominant religion....
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