Originally Posted by deathrattle
The 1960s and 70s were fraught with examples of engineering where materials science had not kept pace with innovative design.
Between DR's astute point and McBear's equally-astute comment about the low bidder, you have your answer, B-R.
It's as simple as that. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, guess what? It's a duck. You don't have to look farther than that.
Latest stuff on CNN is focusing on steel plates. I suppose that's Truman's fault, if he hadn't bombed the Japanese we wouldn't have had to rebuild their steel factories and maybe would have rebuilt ours, so the steel would have been better? Is that how far your logic runs?
Studying history is important, unless it's revisionist history.
Living through several decades of it will also teach you things you can't read in books or what seems to be the definitive source nowadays, the internet.
And while history is significant, spending time learning about philosophy and logic can teach you a thing or two as well.