[extropy-chat] Real Extropians don't drive SUVs

Brian Lee brian_a_lee at hotmail.com
Mon Aug 23 17:24:52 UTC 2004

I try to stick to objective data. Objective data shows more injuries and 
deaths in SUVs. Your persona, subjective anecdotes that you feel SUVs are 
driven by poor drivers does little to convince me. Show me some real data or 
study that proves your belief that the true cause of accidents is dumb-ass 
drivers and I'll change my mind. Until that point, I'll stick with the only 
objective numbers I can find.

It's funny how rational extropians start abandoning all scientific reasoning 
when it comes to their own experience and beliefs.


>From: Mike Lorrey <mlorrey at yahoo.com>
>To: ExI chat list <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>
>Subject: Re: [extropy-chat] Real Extropians don't drive SUVs
>Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2004 09:16:02 -0700 (PDT)
>--- Brian Alexander Lee <brian_a_lee at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > Look, generally speaking there are more things inherently unsafe
> > about SUVs
> > than sedans. I'm aware that there are unsafe things about everything
> > in our
> > universe, but one of my personal goals is to reduce these risks. So
> > when it
> > comes time to purchase a vehicle a rational decision factor is "What
> > is the
> > safety record of this vehicle and class?" and "What are the safety
> > features
> > of this vehicle and class?".
>It may be more conducive to look at the demographics of accident
>victims in SUVs. Just as hybrid vehicles driven by leadfooted drivers
>don't get nearly the MPG that others do, SUVs driven by inexperienced
>drivers, such as teens, may suffer the same phenomenon of self
>perpetuated increased risk.
>Mike Lorrey
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