September 22nd, 2021

Janeway (Alt)

Linear Time

Yes, the COVID vaccines were developed quickly.

This basically boils down to it not being The Year of our Lord 1796.

Let me explain: We didn't have to "figure out" how vaccines work in 2019. Also, scientists in the 1800s didn't have access to super-compute clusters deconstructing protein models. I will admit that my layman explanation sounds far-fetched to the Luddite crowd clutching their equally-incomprehensible space-comm microcomputers, yet time and again I see the argument, "They were developed too quickly" and I realized they don't understand that's how linear time actually works.