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Old 29th Apr 2019, 04:33
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Join Date: Nov 2015
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Originally Posted by 737 Driver View Post
Apology sincerely accepted.

Yes, I know I come across strong (I would say passionate), and my words may fall harsh on some ears. Call it an attempt to shake some folks out a sense of complacency. Fate may be the Hunter, but we don't have to be a passive prey.

Sadly both my dad's copy and the first I stumbled on to twenty years ago are in boxes right now so I have to work off memory. But this line, paraphrased though it is will still resonate: "The default is pilot error, because no investigator is going to admit that the best they could come up with is that God unzipped his fly and urinated on the pillar of science..."

This forum is the place for passion, unlike your office, where (I think we both agree) calm reason must rule the day. Even if, as I argue, both calm and reason might occasionally be lost...

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