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originally posted by: argentus
So..... it ends up looking like every other stripped-down version of a vehicle. the video. Doesn't at all seem conclusive to me.
originally posted by: seattlerat
a reply to: 0zzymand0s
General Motors did take part in the design process as can be found in the document that I just linked to in the previous post- does it seem so crazy that they wouldn't draw upon pre-exiting plans/dimensions from proven vehicles to help create the prototype version?
originally posted by: 0zzymand0s
This thread neatly illustrates a core concept I have tried to follow my whole life: belief makes people dumb.
This principal definitely holds true here. When someone who isn't terribly invested in an idea or concept sees evidence, they work backwards from their initial reaction, trying to see how it all fits. In this case, that kind of process immediately brings us to the notion that "when designing a lightweight moon buggy, it is probably best to start with a proven chassis and drive-train.
Where believers go wrong is they see a single anomalous piece of data (Hey! This moon buggy looks like a XXX!) and immediately form a conclusion. It is ironic that "not being invested" protects against erroneous conclusions, but it is nonetheless true in most cases.