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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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The Two Great Truths of the Modern Era

The Two Great Truths of the modern world are, firstly, that Smoking Causes Lung Cancer, and secondly, that Carbon Dioxide Causes Global Warming. Both are regarded as being the kind of Settled Science of which only the ignorant and uneducated … Continue reading

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The Nazi Origins of Tobacco Control

I’ve been thinking this morning that the UK smoking ban of 1 July 2007 was the culmination of a very long slow process, and not any sort of new and surprising revolution. For the war on smoking has been going … Continue reading

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Certainty

A couple of days ago I was referring to my copy of Smoking: The Cancer Controversy by Sir Ronald Fisher, published in 1959. The book opens with a letter he had written in 1957, which begins: Your annotation on “Dangers … Continue reading

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Superstition

A week or two back, Vaping Liz sent me a link to a video of one of Dennis Prager’s fireside chats. It featured him sat, as promised, beside a blazing fire. And he was also smoking a cigar. And he … Continue reading

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Three Ideas

After about a week of having no ideas about anything, I’m suddenly full of lots of new ideas. … The first idea is a computing idea, about menus. The WordPress screen I’m using right now has got a menu down … Continue reading

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Wave The Magic Wand

I was thinking about magic and magic wands and magical thinking this morning when I came across something Leggie had written, which contained an image And I thought: There’s the magic wand I’m looking for. Leggie said it was Nisakiman’s … Continue reading

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