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  •  Interesting. (8+ / 0-)

    There are probably a few people here who could handle making life and death decisions in a high stress situation, but I would suspect that tmost could not...

    Interesting. So you're saying that there are only a very few people who should be allowed to drive?

    Because that is what every driver must do, almost every time they get behind the wheel and join the other millions of cars on the road: they make life and death decisions in a high stress situation.

    We were shaped by evolution to be able to cope with stress, and life & death situations. And all in all, we do a remarkably good job of it. Sure, the more training and experience we have with a given tool, the better we will use that tool when required, but still the vast majority of people are able to make the kinds of judgments you talk about on a very regular basis. And now I'm not just talking about cars. I'm talking about operating machinery. Rafting on a fast river. Playing sports. Or using a firearm for self defense.

    Read or *listen to* my SF novel for free. (-7.13/-7.33)

    by Shadan7 on Tue Sep 07, 2010 at 07:19:58 AM PDT

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