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Old 06-01-2011, 07:59 AM   #23267
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I hate when people act like know-it-alls. I hate when people hear some stupid tidbit on the "news" and take it to be some new fact of life. Some study shows that cell phones may possibly have a link to some type of cancer (or may not have a link) and people are all running around like "I knew it! Cell phones cause cancer!". I hate when people take some anecdotes as facts. A gathering of personal stories does not constitute evidence.

Scientific research is difficult. Don't assume you know better just because you're neighbor's third cousin had disease X that they just KNOW was caused by disease Y.

I study this stuff (study design, etc.) for a living. It's so hard to hear people shoot their mouths off about what they "know".
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