Cary L. Brown wrote:
^ I for one am perfectly comfortable with the idea that imprecision in language and the occasional misspeak by crew or characters (going uncorrected for whatever reason) probably explains away most of the scientific weirdness on screen.
For everything else, there's RetCon.
Agreed. Retcon is inevitably going to be necessary from time to time, but sometimes the easiest "retcon" is to just say that "this character was wrong."
You guys don't think Star Trek is our universe with our Real World physical laws, right?