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Old 05-01-2008, 05:08 PM
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I don't know about that gentleman. The logical course of action would seem "not to aid" them not go so far as too well equip them so as to be a threat. Enterprise made this a far to complex issue and didn't do well at answering the question. Conspiracies can only explain so many things and certain behaviors but some things like fear...are straight forward.

You don't help who you're afraid of. (Not typically)
The thing is, the Vulcans weren't really helping Humans. That was one the gripes Jonathan Archer initially had with them. The Vulcans already presumably had starships that were capable of Warp 5 (if not Warp 7) when they first encountered Humans and didn't share any of that advanced warp technology. Henry Archer spent most of his life working on the Warp 5 engine and never got to see it fly because the Vulcans refused to help.

It wasn't so much to protect Humans from themselves, IMO, but to prevent them from going stupidly forward and starting an interstellar incident with someone that could disrupt galactic peace...
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"The road to hell is paved with good intentions."

However, i think that the Vulcans were right in holding back Earth deep space travel. Remember that one Enterprise episode with the epidemic planet and the divergent species? That pretty much explained it. Earth at the time of the Vulcan meetings, was not ready technologically to go through that sort of space travel. I mean, the Vulcans already took responsibility for the human race by approaching them first (probably before some other race did), which is a sign of respect for the technology the Earth peoples of that time had achieved. The human race must earn its right into space, just like all the other planets out there.
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"The road to hell is paved with good intentions."

However, i think that the Vulcans were right in holding back Earth deep space travel. Remember that one Enterprise episode with the epidemic planet and the divergent species? That pretty much explained it. Earth at the time of the Vulcan meetings, was not ready technologically to go through that sort of space travel. I mean, the Vulcans already took responsibility for the human race by approaching them first (probably before some other race did), which is a sign of respect for the technology the Earth peoples of that time had achieved. The human race must earn its right into space, just like all the other planets out there.
Nicely worded.
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