Sunday, July 09, 2006

Monumental Ludicrosity

John Hawkins highlights one of the most credulous, downright stupid pieces of experimental reasoning I've ever seen. Might as well say that because you can't get a sunburn from a lightbulb, sunburns are impossible. Or, as a commenter to Hawkins' post said:

I have a toy electric race car which is 1/60th scale. It moves at 20 mph. Hence, it would be very easy to build a full size electric car that travels at 1200 mph. But since such a car doesn't it exist, what I conclude is that oil companies are engaged in a nefarious conspiracy to prevent high performace electric cars from reaching the market.

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