Paul Derangement Syndrome

I really know how George Bush feels. All I have to do is make a simple post and some loony-tune will go apoplectic over it and say the goofiest things. McGehee dubbed it Paul Derangement Syndrome and I think he’s right.

One of the goofier victims of PDS is Steve over at Deinonychus antirrhopus.

After I explained that 250mpg hybrids were a myth, he goes out of his way to take a smack at me.

And we also see that Paul is lacking in the reading comprehension department,

One day we’ll have 250mpg cars and it will be thanks to the tireless efforts of people like Professor Davis and Ron Gremban, but as for today, it is no less mythical than the 500mpg carburetors.

No Paul, you see those 500 MPG carburetors…they never existed. The 250 MPG experimental hybrids…they do exist. They are currently expensive and the technology is in its infancy, but they do exist. Big difference.

Mr. Reading Comprehension must have missed part of the original article.

Davis engineering professor Andy Frank built a plug-in hybrid from the ground up in 1972 and has since built seven others, one of which gets up to 250 mpg.

No, Mr. Reading Comprehension THEY don’t exist. 1 exists that gets “up to” 250mpg. (and that one took about 1.5 million to create) And you can’t really call them “expensive” because you can’t buy them today.

You have no clue what you are talking about.

Here’s a clue Steve… If you’re going to attack someone’s reading comprehension skills… You might want to get some yourself.

Update: The derangement continues. Steve still insists on believing the myth and no amount of facts or evidence will stand in his way. It really shows his lack of critical thinking skills. The story was obviously bogus but it fits his perception of reality -or the reality he wishes for- and so he accepts it. Anyone with any critical thinking skills can see the story was obviously flawed, but Steve just clings to the fairy tale. Isn’t this the guy who bashes people for religious beliefs? Irony is lost on the dumb.

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