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Single Idea 7986

[catalogued under 2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 9. Limits of Reason]

Full Idea

Two boats on Lake Constance in dense fog are in less danger of colliding if their pilots are drunk than if they are attempting to master the situation.

Gist of Idea

Drunken boat pilots are less likely to collide than clearly focused ones


Jean Baudrillard (The Intelligence of Evil [2004], p.196)

Book Reference

Baudrillard,Jean: 'The Intelligence of Evil or The Lucidity Pact' [Berg 2005], p.196

A Reaction

Charming, but I think empirical research would prove it false. At least rational pilots know to keep to the right (?) when a shape looms through the fog. I prefer rational pilots, but then I am one of those sad people who admires the Enlightenment.