Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Examples are perfect sometimes - re pitbulls

This came through my inbox today and I think it's brilliant - I have at the top of this blog that anything here is free to be cross-posted, so I don't need to say it again here (but I just have - so feel free to cross-post this!)

Breed Ban IQ Test

1. If you were the sheriff in your town and you learned that Toyotas were disproportionally involved in more accidents than any other model, would you
(a) ban Toyotas and confiscate the Toyota of anyone caught driving one, or
(b) arrest the drivers responsible for those accidents?

2. Which course of action in Question 1 do you think would
(a)inconvenience the fewest number of people,
(b) be the more efficient use of taxpayer dollars, and
(c) be more effective in preventing future accidents involving Toyotas?

3. If your answer to Question 1 was
(a) -- ban Toyotas -- and the sheriff's department learned that, by a statistical quirk, drivers of confiscated Toyotas were perpetrating further accidents by driving, say, Hondas, would you then ban Hondas? If not, why not?

4. If your answer to Question 3 was, "Ban Hondas, too, dammit, something
HAS to be done," then would you propose a ban on ALL car models with names
ending in "a," such as Kias and Mazdas, reasoning that all these brands
are pretty much bred for the same purpose? If not, why not? If so, how would
you deal with car brands that end in the SOUND of "a," such as Chevrolet?

Test created by Paul Glassner, SF/SPCA

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