Risk Factors and preventive medicine delusions

Risk Factors and preventive medicine delusions

  1.  This is the same Cancer Society that ignores age as a dominant factor in developing cancer.
  2.  This the same Cancer Society that claims one-third of cancers are caused by tobacco, a claim that is not supported by reliable evidence.
  3. This is the same Cancer society that claims second-hand smoke at ambient levels causes cancer, with no reliable evidence of such a thing except the loony no threshold linear modeling methods of the scare mongers.
  4. This is the same Cancer Society that says one-third of cancers are caused by what we eat, one-third are caused by tobacco, and one-third by environmental toxins.

Nonsense. So how does that fit with Ernest debunking of risk factor scares or hypotheses?

Well it goes like this, as Ernest Says, when multiple causes are proposed it means that no one knows the cause and is just using associations, an observed relationship of events–easily possibly caused by randomness and not proof.

However, to have risks, and many risks, is a great opening for the nannies, isn’t it–if you do this, if you avoid that–on and on–opportunities for meddlers and public policy mandarins.So risk factor medicine in fact provides a jobs program for “Preventive Medicine” preachers.So many people like to preach–makes them feel special and superior.

 

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