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    Dongs GaloreDongs Galore Registered User regular
    given that alien species are fundamentally biologically distinct from us, who is to say that ashley is wrong to distrust them

    aren't some species, e.g. vorcha and batarians, genuinely intrinsically evil? and even the ostensibly good ones don't have ethics that map directly onto ours, not by a long shot

    people talk about her as if she was directly equivalent to a racist, but racism is based on fabricated biological differences and species-based discrimination is based on real ones. our dismissal of her position is based almost entirely on a false equivalency and we really should give the matter a second thought

    you're absolutely right

    although according to the Vorcha codex entry they're a product of their environment and Vorchas raised in specially controlled programs are actually okay guys

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    ShortyShorty touching the meat Intergalactic Cool CourtRegistered User regular
    given that alien species are fundamentally biologically distinct from us, who is to say that ashley is wrong to distrust them

    aren't some species, e.g. vorcha and batarians, genuinely intrinsically evil? and even the ostensibly good ones don't have ethics that map directly onto ours, not by a long shot

    people talk about her as if she was directly equivalent to a racist, but racism is based on fabricated biological differences and species-based discrimination is based on real ones. our dismissal of her position is based almost entirely on a false equivalency and we really should give the matter a second thought

    you're absolutely right

    although according to the Vorcha codex entry they're a product of their environment and Vorchas raised in specially controlled programs are actually okay guys

    "you're absolutely right, except for this one thing that destroys your entire fucking point"

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    ShortyShorty touching the meat Intergalactic Cool CourtRegistered User regular
    the way that people will casually make pro-genocide comments about thinking individuals in fiction has always given me the willies

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    Dongs GaloreDongs Galore Registered User regular
    Shorty wrote: »
    given that alien species are fundamentally biologically distinct from us, who is to say that ashley is wrong to distrust them

    aren't some species, e.g. vorcha and batarians, genuinely intrinsically evil? and even the ostensibly good ones don't have ethics that map directly onto ours, not by a long shot

    people talk about her as if she was directly equivalent to a racist, but racism is based on fabricated biological differences and species-based discrimination is based on real ones. our dismissal of her position is based almost entirely on a false equivalency and we really should give the matter a second thought

    you're absolutely right

    although according to the Vorcha codex entry they're a product of their environment and Vorchas raised in specially controlled programs are actually okay guys

    "you're absolutely right, except for this one thing that destroys your entire fucking point"

    uh

    no?

    he's wrong about Vorcha being evil not different

    Racism is flawed because there is no viable scientific standard for differentiating between "races." There is a viable scientific standard for differentiating between Salarians and Humans.

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