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In the Hands of the Prophets

Review

Series : Deep Space Nine Rating : 3
Disc No : 1.5 Episode : 19
First Aired : 20 Jun 1993 Stardate : Unknown
Director : David Livingston Year : 2369
Writers : Robert Hewitt Wolfe Season : 1
Guest Cast :
Louise Fletcher as Winn Adami
Michael Eugene as Fairman vendor
Philip Anglim as Vedek Bareil
Robin Christopher as Neela
Rosalind Chao as Keiko O'Brien
Moral :
Religion : Religion and science cannot co-exist.
YATI : When Keiko set up the school, she told Sisko that her syllabus would have to be innovative to include all the different viewpoints of the alien races. Yet now she is taking a strictly Federation rationalist line about the Wormhole aliens. Why not teach the subject much as Sisko explains it to Jake, i.e. lay out both sides of the argument?
Quote : "I'm a teacher. My responsibility is to expose my students to knowledge, not to hide it from them." - Keiko to Wynn.

Plotline

Vedek Winn accuses Keiko of blasphemy when she teaches the stations children about the wormhole aliens. With Major Kira and most of the station population behind Winn, the forces of religious intolerance threaten to engulf the Federations egalitarianism.


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