I just received an email drawing the (far from original) comparison between terrorism and cancer. It struck me that, to make this metaphor exact we’d need
- attacks on cancer researchers for seeking to ‘understand’ cancer
- even more attacks on anyone trying to find ‘root causes’ for cancer in the environment, such as exposure to tobacco smoke
- lengthy pieces pointing out that the only thing we need to know about cancer cells is that they are malignant
- more lengthy pieces pointing out that criticism of any kind of quack remedy marks the critic as “objectively pro-cancer”
I guess Steven Milloy and other “junk science” types come pretty close to providing the first two. Has anyone seen examples of the third and fourth?