Saturday, April 23, 2011

Statistics, Causation, Association... uhhh, Cell Phones

Do cell phones cause cancer?... the question that won't go away... and probably won't be settled conclusively anytime soon (those who think it's been settled, and that the answer is 'no,' DON'T understand the full nature of science or synergistic effects in biology).

Good (long) article from oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee in the NY Times a bit ago, indicating why there is yet little good/consistent scientific evidence to support a cancer/cell-phone-use link... but why it also can't yet be ruled out with our current limited understanding and assumptions:

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