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a cute grey mouse with folded paws

Peto’s paradox

After writing a few recent articles on politics and philosophy, I am happy to do a light one on paradoxes again – today: Peto’s paradox. Peto’s paradox is not a humorous one, like the South Park paradox, but one of those nerdy science ones like the Ross-Littlewood paradox. Peto’s paradox originates from a relatively simple observation by … Richard Peto that there is no correlation between the size of an animal and risk of cancer....