[wplug] OT: Risk management (helmet laws)

chris teodorski chris at teodorski.com
Tue Jun 13 11:50:26 EDT 2006

Doug Green wrote:
> There is a
>> neurophysiology element to risk-taking, which is probably why you see
>> such bone-headed behavior on the roads, rather than an attempt at self-
>> and cultural-improvement.  In today's jaded culture, there aren't many
>> new frontiers to explore, and it takes 12+ years of education or
>> training to be a scientist or astronaut.  Riding a motorcycle is a
>> "quick fix."
>> In my opinion, if you want to get a rush of excitement, and risk getting
>> yourself killed, join the military, go to the middle-east.  You'll be
>> saving people's lives probably, rather than wasting your own.
> Come on man- this is a MASSIVE generalization. I think you need to
> reconsider your words and your attitude towards motorcyclists.
> I hold TWO doctorate degrees. I'm a practicing physician, hold a PhD in
> Cellular and Molecular Neuropathology, and am an NIH funded researcher. And
> I ride a motorcycle!
> "Self and cultural improvement"?! Maybe you should start by recognizing your
> own prejudices! 
> Your generalization doesn't hold water, and is simply not true.
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Do you always wear a helmet?


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