Enterprise is Great wrote:
I think that the main reason why people assume that Admiral Archer is Jonathan Archer is because they want him to be the same person.
And what wonderful, fulfilling lives those people must've had if they actually expect what they want to correspond to what actually is. In my experience, they're usually two very different things. For instance, when I try to make a simple point that there's more than one possible interpretation of an ambiguous piece of evidence, I want people to understand and accept that straightforward idea so I can make that simple point and move on. Instead, somehow, they always argue against it aggressively for no reason I can fathom, as if there were something wrong with even acknowledging the idea
that there could be more than one Starfleet officer named Archer in the history of the universe, and it always ends up becoming a big controversy somehow.