Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Genta , Giancarlo (2007-06-15), Lonely Minds in the Universe: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, Springer, Retrieved on 2011-03-06
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Memes

06 MAR 2011

 The Prime Directive

As the right of each sentient species to live in accordance with its normal cultural evolution is considered sacred, no Starfleet personnel may interfere with the normal and healthy development of alien life and culture. Such interference includes introducing superior knowledge, strength, or technology to a world whose society is incapable of handling such advantages wisely. Starfleet personnel may not violate this Prime Directive, even to save their lives and/or their ship, unless they are a...
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Most eloquent definition of the Prime Directive I've found yet.