Originally Posted by white owl
It's a man made problem, I don't think anyone was saying the the government was deciding which kids were getting cancer with their vaccinations.
People didn't really get cancer from smoking until big tobacco started adding chems to it, it's a possibility but I think the chems are 99% to blame there.
Did you know silver didn't tarnish before the industrial revolution? We're the silver, cancer is the tarnish.
Cancer has been around for millions of years. Are you really suggesting it is a modern disease? It's been documented in humans for 5000 years and in other animals at least 240 million years back. With all due respect, you are spreading misinformation and false facts.
Also your statement on silver tarnish is very misleading. Actually it's false. The sulfurs that tarnish have been in the environment since volcanoes. The coal plants etc. are a different type of sulfur and while contributing to the oxidation, are in no way solely responsible.
If you have evidence refuting the ancient Egyptian cancers found and those found in prehistoric animals like reptiles, then by all means lets hear it.
Originally Posted by bigjdubb
The increase in cancer rates is from man. Death rates rise when we have a war, does that mean that man created death? Man did not create death, man made war and war increases the rate of death. Man has made many things that increase the rate of cancer, some of those increases are severe. Lung cancer is one of those but the second or third leading cause of lung cancer comes from radon which is natural and been causing lung cancer since before we even knew what it was.
Death will happen, with or without man on this planet. Cancer will happen, with or without man on this planet. Both will happen less without us.
It's a lot like climate change, something that has occurred naturally throughout the earths history. We didn't create it, but we have increased it's rate and exacerbated the effects.
This is correct. The fantastic journey of a neutrino as it passes through everything to finally shoot through your skull and interrupt cellular function is fun to think about too.
People are under the impression that before the industrial revolution, things like cancer and the like weren't an issue. Mortality rates are way down from then but of course as you pointed out the frequency and types of cancer are quite ugly these days.