We have 2 categories covering the same type of information, this one and Category:Earth culture. I feel that we should use Earth culture as our main category, but I was wondering if anyone had contrary thoughts.--Long Live the United Earth 06:40, January 8, 2012 (UTC)

I believe there's a need for distinguishing Human culture from Earth culture — Human colonists and Preserver transplantees, others like the Neyel and Capellans, and so on, can well have a culture that is quite distinct from any culture of Earth. Some cultural practice of theirs would not rightly be considered "Earth culture". — BadCatMan 07:28, January 8, 2012 (UTC)

True enough, though it is a very fine distinction. I moved the Neyel culture category to fit this. Thanks BadCatMan. :)--Long Live the United Earth 18:38, January 8, 2012 (UTC)

The distinction looks a little less fine when you consider that Humans are not the only sentient culture on Earth -- thereby, logically following, Human culture does not equal Earth culture - as Earth culture also includes Cetacean culture, etc.. -- Captain MKB 18:59, January 8, 2012 (UTC)

Yes, but then you also have to separate what is purely Human culture from things that other species may have adapted to once they moved to Earth. For example, what if the 24th century Vulcan mayor of San Francisco enjoys dancing the Calypso listed in this category? What if other non-Human Earth inhabitants also enjoy dancing it? Does that make it Human culture or Earth culture? What if rock n' roll experienced a resurgence among non-Human Earth species in the 23rd century? That's at least the problem I can see with this category and how fine the distinction is. Just because Humans originate something that doesn't mean it isn't part of the entire planet's culture.--Long Live the United Earth 19:52, January 8, 2012 (UTC)

Yes, but a non-Human taking part in Human culture doesn't have to take place on Earth - Calypso is a Human invention, not an invention of the planet Earth itself or any of the planet's non-Human cultures. A Vulcan living among humans could like Calypso on Cestus III as well. The point stands. -- Captain MKB 20:09, January 8, 2012 (UTC)

I realize that, but can you see why having both of these categories may well cause problems for someone attempting to apply them? I'm just trying to make sure we have the difference clearly stated so that our users may use these categories properly.--Long Live the United Earth 02:54, January 9, 2012 (UTC)

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