|Well yeah, I suppose it could give you super powers,|
but I think the more likely scenario is, you know, tumors...
|"Legitimate research, just for |
the hell of it...can't it be both?"
Yes. Absolutely. There are lots of reasons that now is a great time to start panicking: the election, antibiotic-resistant super bacteria, the election, climate change, also there's an election coming up.
|Oh and the election. I mentioned the election right? |
Because seriously, I mean what the fuck...
|Above: the grim future|
of human interaction.
|"Sorry, can't talk, it turns out cell phones |
might cause cancer. Can you believe it?"
Which, I don't know, was that really the best idea? To release an incomplete and preliminary study about something as freak-out-overable as a link between the RF radiation we are all of us soaking in all the time and cancer? To the public? Look, don't get me wrong, I think their intentions were good. I mean, they probably thought that by putting the information out there, people could make an informed decision about potential health risks of cell phone use, but then has putting scientific evidence into context and reacting in a measured, rational way ever been our forte?
I don't mean to suggest that we're a nation of knee-jerk lunatics who seize upon anything we read on the internet regardless of whether or not it comes from a reliable source and then make major life changes based on our limited understanding of its implications but-wait, where was I going with that?
|"My sister's husband's cousin shared an article on Facebook about a new study |
that links gluten to bloating, colorblindness and plane crashes. So I stopped eating
food and now I feel, you know. Better? I'm not like a scientist, but it works for me."