The Measurement Problem

Modern problems are complex. Smart people disagree about issues as simple as whether there really is an increase in the incidence of things like cancer, heart disease, autism etc. or whether we are just witnessing increased diagnosis.

Further there is the issue of increasing life expectancy and age related diseases like cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimers. Could it be that we are witnessing increases in these diseases simply because people are living longer? In other words, did people from the past simply die before they got old enough to see the full brunt of these diseases?

These are questions to explore as Dislocated develops.

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