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Comment Re:not so fast (Score 4, Funny) 128

You can scream this at the top of your lungs until you are blue in the face, but it probably won't make a difference. Explaining it carefully might convince a few people, but not about things they already believe in. Its been said so much that you wouldn't even post it under your username, because you know it will get adversely moderated. People have read it so much they cringe when they see it.

You'll never be able to convince people that toasters don't cause suicidal tendencies in teenagers.

Comment Re:Efficiency. (Score 1) 937

It may not be as fuel efficient, but I consider my time to be worth much more than the few dollars that I would save by driving slower. Owning a self driving car would enable me to make better use of time while I'm forced to be on the road, but in many cases would still rather cut the drive time from my trip.

Driving 75 mph instead of 50 mph reduces my drive time by about 33%.

Comment Re:Intelligence and Wisdom are Somewhat Orthogonal (Score 2) 213

You'll see it over and over again. People believe what they want to believe and what they want to believe is often what is in their best interest to believe. Don't get me wrong, people do not set out to close their minds to opposing points of view, but it usually takes an overabundance of evidence by a trusted party to convince anyone to change their minds, no matter how intelligent they are. As a corollary; the longer someone holds a particular view the more difficult it is for that person to change that view.

Of course I could be wrong, but you'll have to prove it to me.

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