Thursday, April 8, 2021

You Can’t Ignore Physics, Joe

 You Can’t Ignore Physics, Joe

Excerpt: Joe Biden is not all that different from Donald Trump in his propensity to just blurt out the first thing that pops into his mind, whether or not it’s true, whether or not it even sounds plausible, and whether or not what he’s describing violates the laws of physics. Yesterday, in another sales pitch for his infrastructure plan, Biden said, “. . . what we’re really doing is raising the bar on what we can imagine. Imagine a world where you and your family can travel coast to coast, without a single tank of gas, or on a high-speed train close to as fast as you can go across the country in a plane.” This is almost physically impossible, even if we make the most optimistic assessments about advances in rail technology. Commercial airliners usually travel 550 to 580 miles per hour.

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