Saturday, February 2, 2008

Alternative Flying

I'm incredibly amused by this recent offering by Science-based Medicine. Here's a small taste:

Current airplane design is based upon a white male Western European model of what powered flight should look like. Long metal tubes with wings are a phallic design that insults the sensibilities of women, who have an alternative, more natural, emotional, way of understanding airplane design. In the one size fits all design of allopathic airlines, alternative designs are ignored and airplane design utilizing the ideas and esthetics of indigenous peoples and ancient flying traditions are derided as primitive and unscientific, despite centuries of successful use.

I don't think I've laughed so hard in quite a while. Isn't it great how painfully ridiculous the notions of "faith-based treatment" become when applied to any other area?

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