You're Slate article points out why pilots are taught to believe their instruments.
If the question had been "Which feels
heavier, a pound of feathers or a pound of lead?" then you could argue it's the lead.
But the actual
question is "which is heavier?" The pound of feathers and the pound of lead still weigh the same (the actual question), and you can't always believe "how it feels."
So while they raise an interesting point, they aren't really answering the actual
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