Ron Put Posted August 12, 2019 Report Share Posted August 12, 2019 (edited) On 8/7/2019 at 8:12 AM, Dean Pomerleau said: Fascinating Mikii,I hadn't realized just how shaky some of the Blue Zone data may be. Here are interesting passages from the paper you pointed to (my emphasis) :... Okinawa also has the highest murder rate per capita, the worst over-65 dependency ratio, the second-lowest median income, and the lowest median lifespan of all 47 Japanese prefectures... . Except that at least part of the bolded statement is not true. I was interested, so I checked. For example, in 2012, Okinawa ranked 31 out 47 prefectures in Japan, with a homicide rate of 0.57 per 100000 (number 1 was Osaka with 1.39 homicides per 100000). The numbers fluctuate by a lot, since the murder rate is so low that one or two victims in a given year would change the order dramatically. In 2016, Okinawa ranked second in Japan (attributed to the presence of US forces by the Japanese press, BTW). In 2017, Okinawa is kind of in the middle:http://nbakki.hatenablog.com/entry/Murder_Rate_Number_of_Actual_Victims_by_Prefecture_in_Japan_2017 I recommend watching "Brexit," it's not a bad movie and it is relatively accurate as to the big picture. But it does drive the point of how easy it is in open societies to destroy trust in institutions, experts and authority with nonsense, and how difficult it is to defend against such attacks. Cheers. Edited August 15, 2019 by Ron Put Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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