[LMB] SF Inventions I want

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Mon Sep 7 11:39:46 BST 2020

On Sun, 6 Sep 2020 19:58:20 -0500, Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com>

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

Sorry, didn't mean to imply it was in the Trek universe.  Just another
transporter scenario.
>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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