Originally Posted by sirjon
Let's turn that around, shall we?
We're telling people, when they want to steer the boat of physics, that it's a good idea to learn how to swim its waters.
Or even better, to use a map so the boat won't sink at all, 'cause those waters have piranhas.
Most ATM'ers are people who'd go up to your fisherman and insist on steering his boat because they have a pond in their garden and have seen a postcard of the river and therefore knows better than him what to do.
Oh, and the piranha? Obviously they don't exist, there can be no such fish. They know because they've looked carefully at their pond and nothing like them was in it.
Reductionist and proud of it.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. Benjamin Franklin
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