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10 years ago  ::  Aug 15, 2008 - 3:51AM #1
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Some people know and some people don't know, but Gene Roddenberry was a Humanist and he incorporated many humanistic ideas into his show.  One of them being "We strive to better ourselves".


In fact, when one does research on Humanism, they may find that in the Humanist Manifesto III ( ), similar words heard occassionally in the Trek Shows.  For example: 


"Working to benefit society maximizes individual happiness. Progressive cultures have worked to free humanity from the brutalities of mere survival and to reduce suffering, improve society, and develop global community. We seek to minimize the inequities of circumstance and ability, and we support a just distribution of nature's resources and the fruits of human effort so that as many as possible can enjoy a good life"


It's not worded the same as heard on Trek, but you can see elements of the things mentioned above on Trek.
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