Originally Posted by goldberg
So basically you did not read it or attempt to analyse it for its veracity, but simply said, yes that agrees with my current world view, therefore it is correct. I bet you spend a heck of a lot more time trying to poke holes in the opposing view than you do your view.
Do you honestly believe this is a good way to get at the truth?
Here is a challenge, find at least three issues with the link provided. I will get you started, the data could have been collected poorly, because it is done in questionaire form these can be very biased. Another point is it does not mention life expectancy (or health expectancy though that is a much fuzzier concept), if you are going to talk about death in a link you should really talk about life expectancy numbers.
Excellent points. All-cause mortality versus supposed perceived risk factors can be quite misleading.