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EPA Purge

Via Audrey Silk: Eleven new members of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board have a history of downplaying the health risks of secondhand smoke, air pollution and other hazards, including two who have spun science for tobacco companies, according … Continue reading

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A Reply To Seppi

Yesterday I noticed several interesting new links. The first, in a comment by Philip Neal, was to The Burch Curve. Philip Burch was, I believe, a statistician who disagreed with the cigarette hypothesis of lung cancer causation promoted by Doll … Continue reading

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The Deepening Crisis of Science

From a comment yesterday by Kin_free: I have to disagree with Walt when he suggests how, ‘These totalitarians must be stopped’; “Seems to me the only way to unwind the ball of yarn is to start where it started with … Continue reading

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Physician, Heal Thyself

I had the thought this morning, not for the first time, that antismoking (and perhaps healthism in general) is a disease of the medical profession which has now reached pandemic proportions. And it was a disease that was very difficult … Continue reading

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One Way To Count Las Vegas Gunmen

Continuing with Las Vegas, there is – in principle at least – one way to determine whether there were multiple gunmen involved. It is that much of the shooting consists of prolonged bursts of gunfire. And each of these bursts … Continue reading

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One Reason Why It’s Healthy To Smoke And Drink

In conversation in the Smoky Drinky Bar last night (and with Legiron a week or so back), the subject of the bactericidal, fungicidal, and insecticidal properties of tobacco smoke (in fact more or less any wood smoke) came up. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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On The Beach

I seem to have an obsession with sand, because it appears that I write about it quite regularly. Like here (dangerous sandcastles on beaches) and here (killer crystalline silica dust on beaches). Just a couple of days ago I was … Continue reading

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