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  1. EBGB permalink
    10 Apr, 2013 7:52 am

    “And always make sure you quote absolute risks/benefits not just relative. If something increases your risk of developing a nasty cancer by 30 per cent, this is only significant if the absolute risk is substantial; if it is in the one-in-a-million category then it is not news.”

    If only most of the mainstream news media respected this, eh?

    “Finally, remember that when a Very Grand and Famous Scientist starts talking about something controversial outside their own specialism then he or she is almost certainly talking cobblers. A Nobel Prize is no guarantee of common sense.”

    … and if only we all remembered this. Including the Very Grand and Famous Scientists themselves.

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