after i laughed uncontrollably at her admission to having just been to the tanning salon she informed me that it was ok to use tanning beds because there’s a new study that proves they’re safe. they might even be good for you.
studies make the wheels of progress grind along smoothly. if you need to prove a point, convince the populous that a product is safe (or draw people to your cause to prove it isn’t), studies are perfect. there’s one out there for everyone’s liking. there’s nothing a study can’t prove.
the glass of wine a day debate is a good one: what? liquor is bad for me? i read a glass a day is good. what? liquor is good for me? excellent, i’ll take two!