QatzelOk wrote:A quote from this video (which I cued to start of quote):
"The lifespan statistics are biased. For example, there are virtually no cars in Cuba, and therefore, virtually no fatal road accidents."
How is this cheating?
Are countries supposed to kill a certain percentage of their populations with cars every year?
( Talk about a joke)
Honestly, sometimes you make me wonder if you are really being this stupid or if this is just being a deliberate troll to see how much nonsense you can get away with it.
Researchers go to great length to try to minimize co-founding variables any anything that can cause bias on a study. For instance, just about every randomized controlled trial you will see published in any sort of journal worth a dime, you will find the equivalent of "table 1" were the baseline of the two research arms are compared at baseline.
For instance, lets say you want to see if aspirin can prevent strokes. Imagine that the group of people that receives aspirin, has a higher baseline average blood pressure than the group of people that don't receive the aspirin... don't you think this might throw up your results?
It is not about reaching the oldest possible age, you can envision a world in which people are kept in their houses, with highly efficient air and water filters to prevents diseases, small areas to perform compulsory exercise every day, and a controlled diet of a goo of mineral, vitamins and the precise mixture of protein, sugars and lipids. You could obtain maximum lifespan in such an environment... no car/plane/boats accidents because people dont get out of their houses, no diseases because people don't get out of their houses, no issues with obesity, diabetes and hypertension because people are fed a disgusting goo of safe food. Is that what you envision for humanity?
The reality is that cuba's lack of cars is not a feature to protect its people. If they had the $$ they would have cars. The fact that they are still running 50+ year old cars that polute as much as a semitruck.
You are the incredulous tourist that goes to an African tribe and celebrates the "industrious" people that use their heads to balance a water vase up a 10km hill so that their family can have a bit of potable water. For you is a tourist attraction, for them is life or death. For you is entertainment... for them, let's just say if they had a chance they would all have potable water in their houses, they would all drive nice cars and they would all have coca-colas in their fridges.