Would you trust a mechanic to fix your car?

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Would you trust a mechanic to fix your car?

How could you possibly put so much faith in him?

If you look around the shop you may find a book like this:

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Automotive THEORY?!?!?


Would you really trust your life to Automotive theory and not Automotive fact?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Why can't they be considered

Why can't they be considered the same thing?

If it is applied and the results fit the hypothesis then the theory IS a fact.

You've been hanging out on the theist board too much if it makes you forget the scientific method.

 

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...You're just joking with

...You're just joking with us, right Alison?


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I have that book!

I have that book!


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I don't trust a mechanic

Cpt_pineapple wrote:

How could you possibly put so much faith in him?

Would you really trust your life to Automotive theory and not Automotive fact? 

Since I was 15 and poor I learned how to rebuild engines and service motorcycles as well as cars. Later I became an electrical engineer so even the electronics never intimidated me. I have rebuilt Honda motorcycles,  big block V-8s like Hemis from the 60s as well as high tech Pontiac Trans Ams in the 90s, imports and US cars. When I graduated from high school I worked in Estes Park, Colorado replacing brakes on one wheel on cars all summer long. Tourists never seem to understand about dragging their brakes all the way down from the top of Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mt Nat'l Park.  I owned Jeeps in Colorado and rebuilt their transmissions as well as engines. So no, I had no faith in the mechanic because they overcharge and replace shit they shouldn't.

People use the word theory in Automotive repair to intimidate you to take your car in for repair because they want you to think the car operates by FM (fucking magic) which to most people they do.

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Yes.... yes I do.

Yes.... yes I do.


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When I go for my physicals I

When I go for my physicals I see a General Practitioner.

Should I leave him for someone who's got it down pat?

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 Quote:...You're just

 

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...You're just joking with us, right Alison?

Yeah.  Seriously.  Poe is really fucking with us lately.

 

 

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Aaww come on guys. This is

Aaww come on guys. This is Pinapple we're talking about. Pinapple the physics student. Of course she's joking. Do we really need to call Poe on this one? Give her some credit. I mean she's a deist, she's not stupid

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True story...

My car broke down last week and I had it towed to an auto repair shop called Quantum Mechanics.  Anyway, I asked the guy if he could fix my car and he said "It's uncertain until someone looks at it."

You had me at "WTF?"


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Nikolaj wrote:Aaww come on

Nikolaj wrote:

Aaww come on guys. This is Pinapple we're talking about. Pinapple the physics student. Of course she's joking. Do we really need to call Poe on this one? Give her some credit. I mean she's a deist, she's not stupid

Yeah, seriously - I thought it was a cute joke.

"Automotive THEORY?" We're all going to die!!

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OmegaSupreme wrote:My car

OmegaSupreme wrote:

My car broke down last week and I had it towed to an auto repair shop called Quantum Mechanics.  Anyway, I asked the guy if he could fix my car and he said "It's uncertain until someone looks at it."

 

 

 


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OmegaSupreme wrote:My car

OmegaSupreme wrote:

My car broke down last week and I had it towed to an auto repair shop called Quantum Mechanics.  Anyway, I asked the guy if he could fix my car and he said "It's uncertain until someone looks at it."

Quick question: if I order the Omega Supreme, can get that with salad, or does it only come with ham?

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OmegaSupreme wrote:My car

OmegaSupreme wrote:

My car broke down last week and I had it towed to an auto repair shop called Quantum Mechanics.  Anyway, I asked the guy if he could fix my car and he said "It's uncertain until someone looks at it."

LOLOLOLOL That made my day. Keep it up and this will turn into a another corny/nerdy joke post. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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