Captain’s Log: Stardate 201703.16. Tomorrow we are going to watch Arena and The Savage Curtain. In her book, the Ethics of Star Trek, Judith Barad says that Kirk’s refusal to kill the Gorn was in accordance with the teaching of Socrates, who advised us that it is better to suffer an injustice (the loss of the colony on Cestus III because of a possible misunderstanding with the Gorns) than cause injustice to another (namely, the helpless Gorn Kirk injured with his cannon). The Ethics of Star Trek is a wonderful book and I highly recommend it.


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