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Response to Brent Deck (Reply #18)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 03:15 PM

20. Not quite right. If you are hurtling down the road because your foot is on the accelerator, it would

behoove you to take your foot off the accelerator.

You are saying finding the cause of a problem is immaterial in finding a solution. I guess you are a "treat the symptoms and don't worry about the cause" sort of person.

"a person who wakes up to find himself behind the wheel of a car hurdling at high speed in the wrong lane of a highway cannot use his brakes or steering wheel to avoid collision with oncoming traffic, simply because he cannot remember how he got into this predicament. For many problems, global warming likely among them, the solution has no connection to the cause of the problem. "

Again, if their foot is pushing the accelerator down, figuring that out and stopping doing that might be a good start. Your analogy is lacking in logic.

Figuring out causes AND solutions is how problems are solved.

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