# Re: how to DESTROY THE OIL COMPANIES

```You get 50 mpg at 50 mph yes?  Well in 100 miles you burn 2 gallons
yes?  That means you burned 62,000 food Calories doesn't it??????
This is about the amont of energy a battery will need to supply for the
same amount of work.  It's basic math!

Now a great athlete may be able to burn 1,000 food Calories an hour.
And only about 23% goes of that energy can go to producing mechanical
energy--230 food calories per hour.  This is a physical/biological
fact.  You do the math about how many hours one such athlete would need
to charge up that battery assuming perfect conversion of his 230 food
Calories per hour.

The science argument ends here.

Now for your ignorance of basic physics:

EXPERIMENTALLY CONFIRMED PHYSICS LAW:

Force of drag = (Frontal Area) X (Coefficient of Drag) X (Speed)^2

To be sure, some cars have smaller drag coefficients.  Still, double
overcome drag by 2^3 = 8.

Labwork for misterf:

As you know, at low speeds wind resistance is not a great factor.  But
grab a bike with good gears and try to peddle as fast as you can.  Your
top speed will be limited by wind resistance.  Try--I dare you--to hold
25 mph for 5 lousy minutes.

Now go out and drive at 50 mph and stick out your hand.  Then go out
and try 100 mph at a race track.  You will need 4 times the force to
keep your hand sticking out.  Try it!  Don't just talk out of your
ass---that was the failure of ancient Greek physics--no
experiment...just brain farts.

Proof of ignorance:

At 10 mph, you get 10 mpg in first gear because your engine is reving
at high rpms and you are going very slow.  It would take you 10 hours
at high rpm to go 100 miles.  Also, a large fraction of your engine's
energy output is going to keep high moment of inertia gears spinning.
correcly claim, very little of your engine's output goes to pushing air
at this low speed.

At 50 mph, if you have a normal car, your engine in 5th gear should be
reving at lower rpms than at 1st gear at 10 mph.  Also, it would only
take you 2 hours to go 100 miles at lower rpms.  Now, proportionally
less of your engine's energy output is going to keep low moment of
inertia gears spinning--your car isn't putting out a high-pitched whine
at 50 mph at 5th gear.  BUT a lot of your engine's output is going to
pushing air.

Truly, you're the kind of person who is responsible for America falling
behing in science and technology.  Not only do you not do the labwork

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