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Scientific reports

Well, I dissagree with a LOT of them.
I translate from a greek newspaper: “Research on 3000 people, showed that the people who drink 2 or more cups of coffee per day, have a 70 % bigger chance of getting heart related diseases. The report was condacted on 2 groups of 1500 people. The people of the first group are drinking 1 or none cup of coffee, while the other group drinks 2 or more cups of coffee per day”.

Well, BOLLOCKS.
One of the first things that taught us in science was that experiments have to be contacted “ceteris paribus”  (latin for: “with other things equal”).  Believing in this, I would accept the above report ONLY if the 2 groups of people were from parallel universes, and the rest of their lives were EXACTLY the same.
A usual thing that makes me furious about those kind of “scientific” reports:
They check a number of people for the variable A and the variable B. So a lot of times they come to the conclusion that A is related to B, with a cause-effect relationship. BOLLOCKS.
They never think that A and B could be results from C. And some times it is damn obvious.

Example (not obvious, but still, who can tell me that it is not a possibility):  People who drink more than one coffee per day, are people that for the same reasons (9 to 5 worktime for example)  don’t eat normal lunch, spend too many hours in offices, and eat junk food. Junk food is the reason for the heart diseases.
So, drinking 2 coffees doesn’t’ mean that you have more chances of getting a heart related problem. But having a life style that usually goes with drinking 2 coffees DOES.
So drinking 2 coffees, AND heart diseases are both results of the same cause: Bad lifestyle.
They are not necessarily cause and effect.
Do you listen SCIENTISTS?

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