Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment, Pierre.
I think I made a pretty convincing case that software complexity in safety critical systems can exceed our ability to comprehend it.
I quoted a safety critical systems expert with a PhD who said the same thing (two experts actually). And I quoted a section of Mr Martin's blog post where he lays all the blame for the problems described in the Atlantic article on the programmers.
I don't believe I setup a straw man argument. It's a pretty simple disagreement but as you can see from the multitude of comments here that there are no simple solutions.
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