Just to be clear about where i'm coming from; there's only one absolute physical truth here about the original accident and the airbag deployment; either the one stated by Mercedes, or the one argued by Virage.
In this case, I have zero allegiance to either Mercedes-Benz (despite owning one) or Virage (who, granted, I feel for, given he lost his friends). I'm intrigued as to why MB and Virage seem to be at odds over what must be an absolute scientific/physical fact. (if you drop a glass, it will fall/no it won't/yes it will/no it won't/yes it will, etc etc etc)
The way it appears to me, there is really no argument. They aren't really at odds on anything, the multiple crash tests by factory, by virage, and the original accident all amply demonstrate the importance of a seatbelt.
Virage has made it his lifes work to explain something as simple as why these two other occupants died for lack of proper primary restraint, in another way. The purpose of that is it shifts blame to an engineering quarter from his two friends. He has been defeated in all his court cases for lack of evidence, and since this is absolutely a vendetta for him, hes continuing on, now having performed his own crash test that demonstrates the importance of seatbelt yet again.
I could care less about AMG as well, but I find his lack of logic sometimes fascinating, and sometimes appalling
You said: "Two posts ago, you ask what his "results" mean after looking at them. Now you call them definitive?"
In fairness to me, I never said Virage's tests results were definitive. I have kept a very open mind on this and I have often challenged Virage with direct questions - in a bid to cut his wordy, emotive, 10,000 word 'I slammed my hand on the dash' type-essays - into getting him to answer direct yes/no answers.
I took your meaning as an implication of agreement with his assessment after another of his no data conspiracy posts and you are correct. That was unfair to you, im sorry. That was not your meaning re-reading it
One other point...when i asked why there have been so few posts after his crash test, you said "short answer is no one really cares scudetto." Well they damn well cared enough to slate the bloke for 17 pages of threads before he conducted the crash test. Thereafter...silence.
I'm not saying this makes his findings right. But whether he proved his point or not, at least he put his money where his mouth was. And that alone should generate at least a few more responses relative to the damning ones he received pre-crash test.
look at the time date stamps on the posts of responses. Pages and pages and pages of people discussing it with him, and no facts of any kind.
Ultimately people lost interest waiting for him to post his test results. I certainly did, and few people want to continue arguing logically when any response is a referral to a high school science experiment dripping with conceited arrogance, and why that absolves the driver of the AMG from reckless speeding, losing control, and crashing his car, killing himself and two others, and maiming virage.
Then the next line is always, "feel sorry for me". That gets old.
Now that there are some new results, the conversation is sparking back up.