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I would like to replace the original intro above with the following:
 
I would like to replace the original intro above with the following:
   
: The principal '''[[philosophy]] of the [[Borg Collective]]''' was a drive towards achieving a state of "perfection" for themselves and, in their view, all life. The Borg attempted this chiefly by two means. Their most typical method was augmenting their [[organic]] bodies, beginning at birth, with [[Cybernetics|synthetic systems and organs]]. This allowed them to achieve heights of physical and intellectual capacities far beyond that of most purely biological species.
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: The principal '''[[philosophy]] of the [[Borg Collective]]''' was a drive towards achieving a state of "perfection" for themselves and, in their view, all life. The Borg attempted this chiefly by two means. Their most typical method was augmenting their [[organic]] bodies, beginning at birth, with synthetic systems and organs, which allowed them to achieve heights of physical and intellectual capacity far beyond that of most purely biological species.
   
: Their other method was the [[Assimilation|assimilation]] of other [[Lifeform|lifeforms]] and [[Technology|technologies]] to enhance the biological and technological distinctiveness of the Collective. Assimilation could occur on a small, individual scale but often comprised the assimilation of entire species and their worlds. ({{VOY|Dark Frontier|Hope and Fear}} et al.) The advantages gained by assimilating alien species and technology was the primary (and perhaps only, see {{VOY|Scorpion}}) method by which the Borg could innovate and evolve: they would then distribute such new benefits and knowledge throughout the Collective via a network of a [[Hive mind|collective consciousness]]. Thus, by combining the advantages of [[Borg species|myriad species]], they sought to bring themselves and the rest of life closer to an integrated, homogeneous, perfected state. A not inconsequential side effect of this was the [[Cortical node|elimination]] of the individuality and autonomy of its members ([[Borg drone|"drones"]]) and thus a fierce resistance to the Borg by all other species.
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: Their other method was the [[Assimilation|assimilation]] of other [[Lifeform|lifeforms]] and [[Technology|technologies]] to enhance the biological and technological distinctiveness of the Collective. Assimilation could occur on a small, individual scale but often comprised the assimilation of entire species and their worlds. ({{VOY|Dark Frontier|Hope and Fear}} et al.) The advantages gained by assimilating alien species and technology was the primary (and perhaps only, see {{VOY|Scorpion}}) method by which the Borg could innovate and evolve: they would then distribute such new benefits throughout the Collective via a network of a collective consciousness. Thus, by combining the advantages of myriad species, they sought to bring themselves and the rest of life closer to an integrated, homogeneous, perfected state. A not inconsequential side effect of this was the elimination of the individuality and autonomy of its members ("drones") and thus a fierce resistance to the Borg by all other species.
   
: While in general the Borg would try to assimilate most or many species, they were in fact highly discriminating with respect to which species they would assimilate: those deemed unfit for enhancing the Borg Collective were either ignored or, if they posed a threat, destroyed. ({{VOY|Mortal Coil}})
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: While in general the Borg would try to assimilate most or many species, they were in fact highly discriminating with respect to which species they would assimilate: those deemed unfit for enhancing the Borg Collective were either ignored or, if they posed a threat, destroyed. ({{VOY|Mortal Coil}})
   
 
: When summarizing their worldview and its effects in a general terminology, the entity [[Q]] described the Borg as "the ultimate users," and their chosen targets for assimilation as things "they can consume." ({{TNG|Q Who}}); ({{film|8}})
 
: When summarizing their worldview and its effects in a general terminology, the entity [[Q]] described the Borg as "the ultimate users," and their chosen targets for assimilation as things "they can consume." ({{TNG|Q Who}}); ({{film|8}})
   
I'll leave both versions up here in the talk page and replace the intro with the below, revised version. If anyone objects, please let me know why (and of course feel free to revert to the former version.) Even if you don't care for most or all of the changes, I do believe I was able to improve the prose in certain parts. I hope we can at least retain those changes.
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I'll leave both versions up here in the talk page and replace the intro with the below, revised version. If anyone objects, please let me know why (and of course feel free to revert to the former version.)
 
--[[User:Cepstrum|Cepstrum]] 12:17, October 5, 2010 (UTC)
 
--[[User:Cepstrum|Cepstrum]] 12:17, October 5, 2010 (UTC)
   
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