Drawing The Line On What Is 'Scientific Knowledge'

Law360, New York (October 11, 2012, 1:39 PM EDT) -- Consider the following undisputed findings about a hypothetical substance and a hypothetical disease published in a wide variety of respected, peer-reviewed scientific journals:

There's a very strong correlation between the presence of the substance and the subsequent diagnosis of the disease, so much so that the presence of the substance more than doubles the risk of being diagnosed with the disease.

  The more of the substance to which you're subjected, the greater the risk you'll be diagnosed with the disease.

  The findings above have...
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