Kirk: Spock! Did we just see the beginnings of a new lifeform?
Spock: Yes, Captain, we witnessed a birth. Possibly a next step in our evolution.
Kirk: I wonder.
McCoy: Well, it’s been a long time since I delivered a baby, and I hope we got this one off to a good start.
Kirk: I hope so, too. I think we gave it the ability to create its own sense of purpose. Out of our own human weaknesses, and the drive that compels us to overcome them.
McCoy: And a lot of foolish human emotions. Right, Mister Spock?
Spock: Quite true, Doctor. Unfortunately it will have to deal with them as well.
Star Trek: The Motion Picture