Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Cell Phones Cause Cancer

Well... great.

A new study by the World Health Organization found that cell phones could possibly cause cancer.

When will we learn to stop inventing things that could cause cancer? In the past, ignorance was bliss and meant enormous profits, but haven't we experienced enough 'negatives outweigh the positives' to know we might want to put a little more effort in to product R&D?

See: cigarettes and atom bomb

There are an estimated 5 billion cell users; 3/4 of the world's population wields a super-smart walkie talkie. These guys have been on the scene since the 1970s and we still have no conclusive evidence as to whether or not cell phones cause cancer. Ever heard of the precautionary principle? Apparently neither has the inventor of cell phones.

Guess there is no going back from here... maybe instead of focusing on the research as to whether or not cells cause cancer, maybe we should be funding cancer-curing research? Just a thought.

I suppose we do have to take in to account the $14 trillion deficit.

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