Thursday, September 15, 2011

All These Well-Armed Strangers

I find it strange that more people aren't afraid of riding in cars. It's a huge, powerful, deadly machine moving at incredible speeds and being controlled by humans who have not evolved to have anything like the reflexes necessary to really control these machines and who aren't even paying much attention to what they're doing.

Pretty much every day, I trust my life in the hands of dozens, even hundreds of total strangers. That's insane. I don't even trust my good friends with rubber bands or forks. It's astonishing how few people are killed by cars each year, really. Try not to think too hard about it.

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