It is uncertain how Thalaron can consume organic matter at the subatomic level. After all, radiation doesn't know whether the protons, neutrons and electrons in a Carbon atom belong to a life-form or a pencil.

I removed the above comment as it's not really speculation but since we don't know everything about it I don't feel this statement deserves to be on the page. For instance the radiation may target organic matter and then break it down at the subatomic level. --Morder 00:37, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

He raises a good point, though. ;) I do agree, however, it doesn't belong in the article. --From Andoria with Love 02:58, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

I thought I rebutted his point pretty well with my "targeting organic matter first and then breaking it down" ^_^ Maybe the note could be rewritten in such a way that it could be included. – Morder 06:11, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

I merely said he raised a good point, not that your rebuttal wasn't good. Ok, so I didn't actually read beyond "I removed the above comment," but hey, I was tired! :P Anyway, I still don't think the note is needed. --From Andoria with Love 15:37, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Star Trek Nemesis Edit

In Nemesis Dr. Crusher said that if Shinzon were to fire his weapon at the Enterprise, no one on board would survive. However, if thalaron radiation destroys organic material, wouldn't Data be completely unaffected by it? I think it was very clearly shown in First Contact that Data was not organic (literally drenched in plasma coolant and only have the biological implants that the borg put on him liquified) so wouldn't he have survived that attack? Rajrajmarley 17:30, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Well, IIRC, it was Geordi who said that, but in any case, the crew likely long accepted Data as a living being that they simply "forgot" he was an android at that particular moment. Basically, they were all about to be killed, so Geordi didn't feel it necessary to say "No one on the Enterprise will survive... well, except for you, Data. You lucky, inorganic bastard!" ;) --From Andoria with Love 18:56, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
In addition, the radiation could have effects on complex electronics (like most radiation does). --OuroborosCobra talk 20:29, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
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