LifeinAsia - 5:05 pm on Sep 29, 2010 (gmt 0)
Definitely not universal. Perhaps galaxial, although not unanimously so.
It was fed to him
But that in itself would be in violation of the Prime Directive.
I think we must be being visited by teenage alien drop outs bent on mischief.
I think these go together. If we assume that some aliens have broken the Prime Directive and altered the Earth's natural progression (I told you it was a unanimous adoption galaxy-wide), then the PD would no longer apply.
We shouldn't even have this technology yet. See, we skipped a step.