yet again you display a complete inability to interpret or understand the English language and a dogmatic refusal to actually read what is written unless it supports your proposition.
Unlike you I do not feel the need (or zeal of the newly qualified??
: ) to try to use my academic and professional qualifications in a misguided attempt to try to give my opinions more weight. Suffice to say that I have a modicum of education and have heard of the concepts you describe, (particularly the p-value, as in taking the p***
|I have certainly been taught how to determine a "good" study from a "bad" one. I have also been taught WHICH conclusions can and cannot be drawn.
You may well have been taught the concepts, unfortunately the principals of rigorous analysis, understanding and reasoned judgement (see also p-value above) appear to have passed over your head. It appears the only conclusions you have been taught to draw are those which support your position. Now my understanding may be erroneous but I seem to recall that the recent spate of drugs withdrawn from use had also previously been supported by "good" studies and conclusions drawn and supported by medical professionals. Hmmm......
Unfortunately you exhibit one of the less appealing tendencies of the medical fraternity to want to create a nanny state where doctor( ) always knows best and the simple masses should not question your superior judgement.
What next? .. no alcohol, must wear helmet, ..oh, let me guess,stricter enforcement of highway speed limits perhaps, always the old favourite?
Do I feel lucky?? No, I prefer to rely on analysis and risk assessment based upon the evidence rather than luck
..... but if you see a Scotsman with a saltire painted on his face heading towards you on the slope at great speed....maybe you need to ask yourself the same question
(and also whether it is before or after a beer stop
Sooo .... I'm done with this thread too. Never been very good at taking Doctor's advice I'm afraid. LOL