I think this could be expanded some. There's no reference to "A Piece of the Action", or "The Communicator", and there's intentional interference as well in "Patterns of Force". There could also be mention of how cultural contamination may have lead to the creation of the Prime Directive, certainly there are Enterprise episodes with Archer yammering about how "Someday we may have a rule..." or something. Logan 5 00:23, 26 Aug 2005 (UTC)

I'm changing the note at the bottom, it reads: "An exact explanation of the reasons for avoiding cultural contamination has never been provided. However, the main concerns seem to be avoiding any interaction that would cause pain, suffering and war." If they were trying to avoid suffering and war they wouldn't refuse help in the name of "natural" progress, which we have seen them do. I think a more likely explanation is that they don't want cultures to become too similar too earily because it would remove from natural diversity, the Vulcan concept of IDIC would certainly make sense in this context. Jaf 14:42, 18 Sep 2005 (UTC)Jaf