Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] 60 Mins

Jeff and Jane Scott jscott@iinet.net.au
Mon, 18 Nov 2002 09:11:09 +0800

At 17-11-02 01:35 PM -0500, Kate Parker Adams wrote:

>He's the sort of guy who would argue that one should not evacuate a room 
>that is on fire until you "prove" that it is on fire and definitively 
>establish the cause of the fire.  Of course by then ...

sounds pretty sensible to me.  otherwise you risk promoting panic 
needlessly.  In fact, I believe you should go even further and not evacuate 
until you've established the cause of the fire, and had your findings 
confirmed by an independent third party.