Alright, my final words on this whole topic as well. Thanks to everyone who contributed with explanations. I was genuinely curious about how other people think and why, that's why I kept responding. I realize I could've let it go pages ago, but I felt compelled to respond to new posts and got carried away cause continuity and canon matter to me. Other people discuss the meticulous details of equally fictional warp speeds and distances, or MCU and SW at length in ST threads, so I didn't see why this would be a problem. The last part about certain aspects of physiology were of interest to me because I minored in physiology and it initially seemed to contradict what I remembered from textbooks. I shall endeavor to be a less persistent trekkie biologist.