Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Calculated risks

Amanda Platell in Daily Mail on 23 September 2006, writing about the crash TopGear presenter had in a jet powered car.

She quote Hammond saying sometime in the past "I would only take calculated risks." She then goes on to say "well, somehow his calculation went disastrously wrong."

Why does having a crash mean that his calculations were wrong? Unless the risk was zero, there is always a possibility that something will go wrong and that some harm may result. Unfortunately no one seems to acknowledge this nowadays.

What a daft thing to write!

Article is online here.

Andy Brazier

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