Tuesday, April 11, 2017


Next time someone tells you that there's not a Scientific consensus on things like evolution or global warming and therefore can safely be ignored, please remind them that before the data was in, there didn't used to be a consensus on smoking being unhealthy either (see above). But, since 99.99% of scientists TODAY are in agreement that such things are real then that should be good enough for politicians to ACT urgently to prevent the pollution of young minds or our environment.


A Heron's View said...

As a matter of fact I smoke a pipe and have done so for most of my life. Earlier this year I had a consultation with my doctor about ceasing smoking and further investigation revealed that my health would only improve by one per cent if I stopped.
If only the dumbo politicians and their camp followers had legislated for Organic tobacco to be sold instead of allowing the over laden chemical variety to be used- the results would be different.

Steve Borthwick said...

HV, I'm sorry to say that I completely disagree with you.

The data simply does not support your position and the fact (if true) that your Doctor is able to predict mortality and the causes of it to an accuracy of 1% is akin to your categorisation of politicians, i.e. dumb, perhaps even irresponsible.

Quit now, would be my advice, then change your Doctor.

Archdruid Eileen said...

Costs about 5 years of life to smoke a pipe. 8 or 9 for cigarettes. These are averages. But that's not a standard deviation I'd want to play with.

Steve Borthwick said...

AE, I agree with you. I watched my Grandfather die of lung cancer (far too young); I don't want my kids to have to see me die like that.