I remember reading papers that said *the exact same thing* about smoking and cancer.

So you expressing your opinion on my response is ok but me expressing mine wasn’t because you think it’s unnecessary? Oh dear.

Actually if you knew about what you were talking about instead of trying to look smart you would know that the original criticism from tobacco companies on smoking causes lung cancer papers had a point because they made a remark that there could be a hidden attribute affecting both formation of cancer and need to smoke which would change the causality. But if you don’t understand theory behind causality or for example have heard of Simpson’s paradox, these things are easy to misunderstand.

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