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Old 05-11-2018, 10:22 AM   #101
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They did have anthropologists in ST:tNG that were respected. Although Kirk did show some prejudice against anthropologists and scholars of the humanities, though there seems to be evidence that he got over that bigotry by the end of the third season.
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Old 05-11-2018, 11:25 AM   #102
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They did have anthropologists in ST:tNG that were respected. Although Kirk did show some prejudice against anthropologists and scholars of the humanities, though there seems to be evidence that he got over that bigotry by the end of the third season.
Anthropology is respected in Trek. Actual belief in the divinity of extremely powerful beings? Not so much - even the Prophets in DS9, who arguably demonstrated a form of divinity for the people of Bajor (to the point of sending them an Emissary, even), are regarded by the Federation as Sufficiently Advanced Aliens, and Bajorans professing their beliefs seen as misguided at best.
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Old 05-14-2018, 10:45 AM   #103
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Anthropology is respected in Trek. Actual belief in the divinity of extremely powerful beings? Not so much - even the Prophets in DS9, who arguably demonstrated a form of divinity for the people of Bajor (to the point of sending them an Emissary, even), are regarded by the Federation as Sufficiently Advanced Aliens, and Bajorans professing their beliefs seen as misguided at best.
Seeing others who disagree with you as misguided is not bigotry, it is tolerance and the natural reaction to having an opinion(you do not tolerate those you like or agree with; you like them or agree with them). I see people who disaggree with me as "misguided" as who says A must say B, and I expect vice-versa without getting hurt feelings for more then a moment; I do not however assume they are fools or knaves or do not have some reason for their predilection which satisfies them. As it happens the Federation personal on DS9 for the most part treat Bajorans far more like equals then other series, and insofar as they patronize them it is as explainable as the normal relation between military personal from a patron state and a client state.
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Old 05-14-2018, 10:47 AM   #104
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They did have anthropologists in ST:tNG that were respected. Although Kirk did show some prejudice against anthropologists and scholars of the humanities, though there seems to be evidence that he got over that bigotry by the end of the third season.
One suspects the jock vs nerd rivalry keeps going and certainly enters military or paramilitary organizations where it becomes frontliners vs techies or analysts.
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