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Channel 4 Pot Night and the Great Pot

In article <1995Mar24.124248.29763@inca.comlab.ox.ac.uk>,
Andrew Linkin <pe95010@sable.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
>Oooh, contradiction alert. If you look at a graph of mortality vs
>units/wk, the mortality is lowest for those on 15-20 a week, and the
>rest of the graph is a U shaped parabola (approx), giving the best
>range as somehwhere between 10 and 30 units a week (for men).
>
>So abstinence is bad.

Faulty logic alert: cum hoc ergo propter hoc.  You have stated that
there is a correlation between abstinence and higher mortality than
moderate drinkers.  It is fallacious to conclude from this evidence
alone that abstinence *causes* the higher mortality.

Tim.
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From: tim@pipex.net (Tim Goodwin)
Newsgroups: uk.politics,alt.politics.british
Subject: Re: Channel 4 Pot Night and the Great Pot
Date: 27 Mar 1995 12:44:50 +0100
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