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Old 05-18-2009, 12:53 AM
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Organisms of different genus are unable to sexually reproduce. For example, a dog can't have sex with a cat and then have offspring.

Vulcans and Humans are two different species from different worlds. How is it biologically possible for Spock to be half human and half Vulcan?
Welcome to the wonderful world of Star Trek and science fiction. The birds and the bees can do alot more than you'd think.
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Seriously?
Are we really discussing this?
You can believe that people can fly around the galaxy in faster-than-light starships, teleport from point A to point B, time travel seemingly whenever they feel like it, yet you have a problem believing a Vulcan and a Human had a child?
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Old 05-18-2009, 01:11 AM
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I don't personally have a problem with it at all - I'm just of the opinion that, like warp drive, it's one of those natural laws that can only be broken with the help of some good, honest science
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Did you miss all of the explanations laid out? There was intervention Diane Carey mentions this in one of her novels, and the young Vulcan bully mentions a clinic.
Then one has to consider the Preservers and what they may have done in seeding the galaxy, and please remember that Star Trek has no problems bending science to tell the story. You want to really get screwed up look at the impossibility of mapping all the moving subatomic particles in a mass, then converting that mass to energy and reassembling that energy as matter it the end point. It simply cannot be done. And you can't stop that motion. And even if you could map the matter and convert it to energy, you would likely stop all the electrical activity in the body. Successfully killing the person.
Star Trek isn't the only place where gadgets and devices cannot function. Lightsabers can't function either. Photonic energy cannot be rendered coherent, so lightsabers would simply pass through one another. If you want hard science in your science fiction. Stick with Arthur C. Clarke, and Isaac Asimov.
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Organisms of different genus are unable to sexually reproduce. For example, a dog can't have sex with a cat and then have offspring.

Vulcans and Humans are two different species from different worlds. How is it biologically possible for Spock to be half human and half Vulcan?
No it's not possible...after enough time even the same species in isolation sometimes can't procreate let alone two species from two completely different planets.
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