Brexiter Michael Gove is being pilloried today for stating historical fact in a radio interview.
“We have to be careful about historical comparisons, but Albert Einstein during the 1930s was denounced by the German authorities for being wrong and his theories were denounced and one of the reasons of course he was denounced was because he was Jewish. They got 100 German scientists in the pay of the government to say that he was wrong and Einstein said ‘Look, if I was wrong, one would have been enough.’”
*Thank you, Sir Clicky! Don’t forget my ashtray*
*…/moves …Alright, got it!*
Seems today people aren’t much interested in where the smoking link to lung cancer originated.
It may seem paradoxical that the robust identification of one of the most important environmental causes of disease of the 20th century occurred in a totalitarian state. The first case-control study of smoking and lung cancer originated in Nazi Germany in 1939 and found that heavy smoking was strongly related to the risk of lung cancer.
Clearly there were considerable links between the promotion of particular lifestyles and the racial hygiene movement.
*Follow the money? Okay*
In 1942 the Institute for the Struggle against the Dangers of Tobacco was established at the University of Jena, where a second case-control study of smoking and lung cancer was carried out.2 This was a convincing investigation in which the authors showed a sophisticated understanding of the potential biases that could distort epidemiological findings. The institute from which this study was run was supported by 100 000 reichsmark of Adolf Hitler’s personal finances.1
*Ah, Eliza-who-can-Doolittle, except ask silly questions…*
“Give me three good reasons why Britain should be part of Europe”
*Europe is a geographical name, Clicky… /rolls eyes… I suppose it’s her way of being seen to be ‘above politics’*
*Indeed, Clicky. Have a Song…*