One for the Car Fans

At long last the YOM election posts have ceased, at least for now. Today’s post is called Design & Precision: What is the World’s Fastest Car?

Needless to say, it’s a strange analogy that they make:

The 2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport currently holds the title of the world’s fastest production car, clocking in at 267.9 mph. It has a 1,200 horsepower 8.0 Liter W16-cylinder, 64-valve dual OHC engine with a quad turbocharger that can take it from 0-60 mph in 2.4 seconds and from 0-100 mph in just five seconds.

This speedster is a real gas hog, consuming 8 mpg in the city and 13 mpg on the highway. But if you can afford $2.4 million for the car, who cares about fuel economy! The car is 175.7 inches long, 78.7 inches wide and 47.4 inches high with a 106.7 inch wheel base and a 4.9 inch ground clearance. Total curb weight is a hefty 4,486 pounds.

I couldn’t begin tell you if any of that were true, though I must say it sounds excessive. Fuel economy, by the way, has more uses beyond expense – what if you just don’t like stopping for petrol? Oh, and there’s the small matter of the environment, but only atheist communists care about that kind of thing. Continue reading

And..?

In an uncharacteristic article that makes today’s DpSU, Brian Thomas of the ICR appears to faithfully report on a study, and then makes no explicit Creationist claim about it at all! Is he ill, or are we to expect flying bacon at any moment?

He does say, however, that “God made humans in His image—a image that includes the capacity for reason”, the study having been about the capacity for reason in preverbal (not yet talking) infants, but he doesn’t go any further, merely using it as a set up for the traditional Biblical quote, which is here buried in the footnotes:

God appeals to mankind’s reasoning in Isaiah 1:18: “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”

An odd quote, it looks to me to be more of a threat than an offer for reason, continuing:

19If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:

20But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

What say ye?

In other news, what’s the bets we see a DpSU sometime in the future based on this? I wouldn’t be surprised, considering that Mr Thomas has covered this kind of thing before…