Originally Posted by

**70in2012**
Now we are into the realm of probabilities. We need concrete numbers (rather than handwaving with examples of 300lb people with a diet of McDs and coke) to proceed. And a mathematician would argue that frequency estimation from a sample involves making an assumption about the probability distribution of the underlying phenomenon. It gets trickier.

Therefore, I remain content to simply point out plausible alternatives to "absolutely damning" statements. It is an entertaining exercise.