I think this is where most people's ability to process data is severely limited.BONES wrote: ↑Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:25 pmThis is actually where the strongest evidence lies. 30 years ago, nobody held a radio transmitter to the Side of their head for an hour a day but for the last 20-odd years, practically everyone has been doing it. Now, if there was any danger posed by doing this, you'd expect to see a significant rise in the rates of brain cancers and tumours, maybe a 10-fold or even greater increase. However, within the bounds of normal statistical variations, the rates of brain tumours and brain cancers are pretty much the same as they were in the 1980s. That, right there, should be all the evidence you need to understand that the danger is zero.
Think about it, we are bathed in radiation constantly - TV, radio, Wi-Fi, sunlight, light-bulbs and all the background cosmic radiation left over from the Big Bang - we evolved to deal with it. Plants evolved to harness it and turn it into energy. Without it we would all die, with it we thrive.
The concept of a statistically insignificant increase is somehow impossible for most people to grasp. I really wish schools taught logic, and the dangers of confirmation bias, selective evidence etc.
My favorite new game is disavowing whole fields of study because of a perceived bias by examining it through a modern ethical lense. Definitely more of Hyde Park conversation though.
You still using a Seaboard? I've got the smaller Block and have been thinking about the Rise 49 for a while.