[DML] Re: Carburetors suck.
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[DML] Re: Carburetors suck.


In his book, On Being Certain, neurologist Robert Burton attempts to show that certainty is a mental state, a feeling like anger or pride that can help guide us, but that doesn't dependably reflect anything like objective truth. One disconcerting finding he describes is that our feelings of certainty about things we're right about is largely indistinguishable from our feelings of certainty about things we're wrong about.
Such unwarranted certainty is consistent with one's tendency to build ideologies first and then to construct narratives to support those ideologies, with facts and data only sought out to undergird the preconceived notions after the fact and subjectively "analyzed" only in that light.  It also suggests why we can be so uncomfortable with the necessarily inductive process of scientific inquiry.  We'd much prefer the certainty of deductive logic.

Much of what you claim about carburetors to be "fact" or "research"  is nothing of the sort ? it is ideology (or sales literature) in disguise (and not very well disguised at that). 

It's ok to have a carburetor car and enjoy it - Facts are that it is old technology and not that accurate by today's standards - but, your constant insistence that a carburetor can somehow "measure up" to modern fuel injection is just crazy. Give it a rest!

Harold McElraft - 3354

Portions above were taken from Karl Popper's ideas on falsifiability

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "content22207" <brobertson@...> wrote:
> You are joking? This is pretty elemental stuff:
> Pressure of the air stream drops as it speeds up through the venturis. Atmospheric pressure pushes fuel from the bowl into the air stream. Voila -- as long as a healthy engine is turning and there is fuel in the bowl, you have fuel delivery (vacuum tight intake manifold of course). 
> Bill Robertson
> #5939
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