Wendlinger was in a coma for weeks, Massa was concious within minutes. The accidents are not comparable, as the Germans was much more serious.
But yeah, you are right, the severity of the accidents was different. However, Massa was not just unconscious for minutes, he had to be kept in a coma (albeit induced) for several days IIRC, there was enough injury to his brain to cause swelling and eye problems, several days went by until doctors felt confident enough to say he would likely recover, and it took repeated scans and treatment in the weeks after to support this.
So you give zero crediblity to modern medicine which has examined Massa and given him a clear bill of health?
Well, so did Wendlinger's doctors; granted, 17 years ago and medicine has improved. And while I believe that modern medicine is incredible, and I do not give it zero credibility (I don't know where you got that from), I have also practiced meditation and Tai Chi Chuan for 15 years as well as read quite a bit of serious neurophysiology, and I am
of the opinion that despite the great knowledge medicine has about the brain, there is vastly more it does not know (edit: as any credible scientist will have no problem admitting either)
I appreciate your will to give credit to Alonso, I am a fan as well, and like you I oppose posters who are oh so sure that Alonso only is beating Massa because Massa is not the same. As anyone can know who is a regular in the Alonso thread. But I'm still maintaining that at the same time neither is there a guarantee that Massa is unaffected, whatever doctors and he himself believe. Which is really all I said in my previous post if you cared to actually read it without jumping to the reflex of opposing anything that might take the slightest bit away from Alonso.
Edited by KnucklesAgain, 01 December 2011 - 12:06.