Safety and Training
I don't dispute that we may practice the wrong skills, but that's because staying alive in flying isn't really about skill. If you read NTSB fatal accident reports, you'll see they're littered with ATP-rated Navy test pilots with 15,000 hours (and their similarly well-qualified peers). You really don't need a lot of skill to stay alive. You need humility and patience. This is why the FAA is trying so desperately to reduce ADM and risk management to a checklist. If you want to practice a truly life saving skill, try this: look up at the sky, grunt, and say "Don't think we're gonna fly today. Perhaps tomorrow."
This was interesting for me, because I thought of oil as something that was replaced when damaged, rather than something that absorbs wear from other damaged parts, but for aviation engines in particular, the oil is asked to do a lot more than just lubricate.
I totally agree, but the author seems a little unwilling to go out and name an avionics package they find to be too distracting, which sorta undercuts the argument for me.