There is no magical property to handwaving that somehow makes handwaved potential outcomes more likely to happen, and I am quite worried in fact about the effects of large groups of people thinking that they can personally stave off age-related illness and death through sheer indignation at its occurrence (and in doing so, potentially losing sight of the fact that while they're fantasizing about nanorobotic cell repair, we still have kids in the United States dying because their family couldn't afford proper dental care).
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Sunday, January 25, 2009
Anne Corwin on the Pernicious Impact of Superlativity on Healthcare Discourse
Excerpted without comment from Existence is Wonderful, Friend (and friend of blog) Anne Corwin is making good sense: