Originally Posted by crassius
well, that answers the first two of philosophy's three most important questions:
How does he know?
we'll await an answer to the third (hopefully in the form of "running 1000 identical engines each way, one way yeilded engines that ran x number of years longer than those done the other way"
I always prefer "They Say". Of course I've often questioned who 'They' are and I've come up with a mental image at least.
Three robed and hooded figures sitting at a rough hewn table in a torch lit cave with quill pens and scrolls and writing what will someday be quoted as "They Say". The scrolls get passed around and whenever a person needs proof of something they quote from the scroll. "They say, that you can't break an engine in on syn oil".