anecdotes are not good evidence. You can't take a single case and generalize. It's not valid.
Depending on what is being looked at, often times anecdotes are the only evidence.
So to suggest that it is the opposite of evidence is just plain silly.
Im just curious, I never see you posing in other threads, is this thread your only interest on this site and if so why?
Based on what he said in the post quoted here, I think that Phooey has never listened to the SGU podcast, that he found out that there was a discussion on self-driving cars here, and enrolled on the site just to express his dislike of self-driving technology. His user name seems to be his response to the topic of this thread.
If I wanted to be uncharitable, I'd speculate that he loves cars but is not yet old enough to drive, and is afraid that if autonomous cars become a reality, he may never get the chance. (Personally, I'd have been delighted if my first car and all subsequent ones had been self-driving and I'd never needed to drive myself. The Zap Xebra and the Roadster have been fun to drive, but long trips are tedious, and I'd gladly give up the fun of driving the Roadster in order to not have to drive any more. If I had about ten times as much money as I do, I'd hire a chauffeur and never have to drive again.)
ETA: But unlike some, I do not consider him a troll. A troll is someone who makes inflammatory posts just to elicit angry replies. I think that Phooey truly opposes autonomous car technology and believes the stuff he says, even though much of it is irrational.