phi (totient) wrote,
phi
totient

analogy

noticed while driving around metro-north:

roadbuilding : sprawl :: angiogenesis : cancer

I think this sums up why I think most road "improvement" projects are a bad idea. Not so much because the road itself has an immediate negative environmental impact, but for the same reasons that a doctor (or more likely, right now, a cancer researcher) might expect that thalidomide would help a brain-cancer patient.

The interesting question now is whether I think inner-city blight is analogous to coronary artery disease.
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