Mister Fandango wrote:
But oh God, they couldn't possibly be arsed to build/repair a relatively simple boiler or diesel engine, could they? I made a simple steam engine in junior high for Christ's sake, and that was with a few bucks worth of material, a book, and a little trial and error... and all so I could get a meaningless grade for the project. But who cares? Well-educated adults are too stupid and lazy to do anything even remotely like that, especially if it means making their actual lives better.
BTW, in case you missed it next week's preview has the protagnoists attacking a steam engine.
Revoultion Preview, episode 5, Soul Train
So why aren't you being smarmy to all the people saying that having one is an absurd notion, too? That it's apparently impossible to consider even the slightest notion of one existing. Afterall, the ancient and secret methods for baking bread have been lost, too.