Unformatted text preview: safer mode of transportation. In our minds, we have a fear of flying ever since 911. We have to get past the emotional fears and look at it scientifically. Our hypothesis for our experiment is: What is safer, flying to D.C. or driving? To collect data we think about many different aspects of the trip. First off, driving to D.C. takes about six times longer than flying. 18 hours to only 3. Knowing this you are six times more likely to get into a crash since you are on the road six times longer. We also have the data of 40,000 car deaths to 200 plane deaths a year. With these two points alone we can see that flying is a much safer form of transportation even though we are fearful of flying. The difference between scientific thinking and normal thinking is that scientifically no emotions can be used, only facts. The facts show that flying is safer....
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- Fall '07
- Astronomy, D.C., successful terrorism attack