Which alien species in the Star Trek universe is known for the high value they place on logic?

And the answer: Vulcans.
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Live long and prosper, for the Vulcans are indeed the most logical race in the Star Trek universe! Known for their lack of emotion, pointy ears, and absolutely fierce eyebrows, the Vulcan species is also one of the most prominently represented in Star Trek stories.

Although Vulcans might technically be aliens, the ability to think and analyze is one of the most defining features of mankind. Humans have relied on logic to survive—in one form or another—for as long as the human race has been around. The concept of logic has deeply informed areas of study such as philosophy, science, and ethics, yet according to UNESCO, few today recognize the paramount importance of maintaining logic to the development of mankind.

Did you know?

Yesterday was World Logic Day! Created in 2019, the day seeks to bring the intellectual history, conceptual significance, and practical implications of logic to the attention of science communities and the broader public. Each year, World Logic Day is celebrated with dialogues on the subject across academic and cultural institutions alike. Learn more about World Logic Day here.

Fun fact!

Greek philosopher Aristotle is thought to be the father of modern logic, as he was the first to develop a formal system for reasoning. In fact, his conception of it was the dominant form of Western logic until 19th-century advances in mathematical logic.

Learn more about logic here.


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