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Why Can’t I Build Cancer Models?

Regular readers will know that for the past 18 months I’ve been constructing simulation models of heat flow in snow and ice on the surface of the Earth. For I had the idea 18 months ago that if a deep … Continue reading

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Who Dares Wins

I generally think of antismokers as people who are frightened of everything. I think of them as being frightened of tobacco smoke and frightened of global warming and frightened of everything else as well. But this morning I wondered whether … Continue reading

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Beautiful People

There seems to have been a bit of a tweetstorm in the aftermath of Jeremy Vine’s recent tweet. I was writing about it yesterday in The Inconsiderate Jeremy Vine. And now my blog has been sucked into the storm as … Continue reading

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So Smoking Doesn’t Cause Lung Cancer

Daily Mail:: 6,000 Brits who have never smoked die of lung cancer annually, with rates rising Scientists say non-smokers will overtake smokers among sufferers in a decade Clearly it’s not just smoking that causes lung cancer, if more and more … Continue reading

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Yet Another New Wave

Ideas come in waves. And they sweep the world. Big ideas are like tsunamis. Little ideas are like ripples on a placid millpond. And like those ripples they spread in ever-widening circles, criss-crossing each other. In the past, ideas travelled … Continue reading

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The Disease of Antismoking

About 6½ minutes into her interview of Dmitry Kosyrev, Emily Wieja asked him if he thought that scaremongering about tobacco was a Western idea. And Dmitry agreed that this “ugly example” was “a Western disease.” He’s quite right, of course. … Continue reading

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The Fallout Hypothesis Revisited Again

The Fallout Hypothesis of lung cancer re-appeared in the comments yesterday, provoking an interesting discussion. The idea, in part, was that men got lung cancer more often than women because men spent more time outdoors under a rain of radioactive … Continue reading

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