04- Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

January 4th, 2552 Dates

Pilot Katherine ‘Kat’ James wondering

One of the downsides of having too much time and nowhere to go is the fact that you have too much time to worry. I compensate for this by wondering about random things. Today I spent a lot of time thinking about dates.

I started wondering why we stick to an archaic set of dates, tied to the rotation of a planet we’ll never see again. I think it’s just being lazy, personally.

Let’s face it, if we change our dating system we have to re-date our entire history. Don’t even get me started on pre-history/before common era dates.

There are a lot of reasons not to bother, like the fact that we’d all have to relearn history from the beginning, but think about it: if we re-date everything we could keep the entire fleet busy for a very long time.

Thankfully I found the ship’s library and have requested several references to go through while I review the available courses.

I’m stuck here– I might as well make the best of it.

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