I think we should remove the part about Diamonds being less valuable, because they can synthesize it. This is speculation based off "Catspaw" from a line that could have very well been a lie on Kirks Part. I believe it is more likely what Korob "read" from there minds was correct but Kirk lied. --TOSrules 03:37, 8 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Another note, we could keep the last part, but mention that Kirk only suggested they were valueless, pointing out that there is question to the truth of Kirk's statement. --TOSrules 03:39, 8 Jun 2005 (UTC)
- I added in italics: "However, it may also be plausable that Kirk was simply lying to Korob about their ability to synthesize diamonds." In addition to Kirk's value comment that was preexisting in italics, that should suffice without getting into too much speculation. --Gvsualan 05:27, 8 Jun 2005 (UTC)
I still think the article shouldn't be so quick to declare that diamonds can be synthesized unless there is another reference beyond that episode. --TOSrules 07:25, 8 Jun 2005 (UTC)
- If they can make synthetic diamonds 50 years ago, I'm sure a single reference to it 250+ years from now is not far from an outrageous declaration. Besides, it is not as if there are not hundreds of other articles or references in M/A that aren't based on a single reference. --Gvsualan 07:54, 8 Jun 2005 (UTC)
It is not about how many references there are, it is about the questionable of the reference and the fact that Kirk did suggest in Arena that they were still valuable. --TOSrules 20:19, 8 Jun 2005 (UTC)
- there are various types of diamonds referenced in the star trek universe. wouldn't it be most likely that some can be replicated and others cannot? i don't see sisko having quark running about getting a stone for his wedding ring if he could just get the computer to produce one. – The preceding unsigned comment was added by 18.104.22.168 (talk).