Picard Defends Data as Life

Commander Riker has dramatically demonstrated to this court that Lieutenant Commander Data is a machine. Do we deny that? No, because it is not relevant: we, too, are machines, just machines of a different type. Commander Riker has also reminded us that Lieutenant Commander Data was created by a man; do we deny that? No. Again, it is not relevant. Children are created from the 'building blocks' of their parents' DNA. Are they property?


Your honor, the courtroom is a crucible; in it, we burn away irrelevancies until we are left with a purer product: the truth, for all time. Now sooner or later, this man [Commander Maddox]--or others like him--will succeed in replicating Commander Data. The decision you reach here today will determine how we will regard this creation of our genius. It will reveal the kind of people we are; what he is destined to be. It will reach far beyond this courtroom and this one android. It could significantly redefine the boundaries of personal liberty and freedom: expanding them for some, savagely curtailing them for others. Are you prepared to condemn him [Commander Data]--and all who will come after him--to servitude and slavery? Your honor, Starfleet was founded to seek out new life: well, there it sits! Waiting.


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 Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Measure of a Man
Audiovisual Media>Television Series, Single Episode:  Snodgrass, Melinda (1989), Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Measure of a Man, Retrieved on 2015-02-04
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