Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
Conventional wisdom and the backfire effect

Derek Cohen (in Perth, Australia)
The discussion of the Unicorn edge, along with the past discussion of the chipbreaker versus high cutting angles, perhaps 18th Century vs more modern steel, and a recent discussion on rounded chipbreaker leading edges ... all remind me of the neuroscience area referred to the "backfire effect".

Here is a little fun and education rolled into one ... :)

https://theoatmeal.com/comics/believe

Regards from Perth

Derek

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