In general, women perceived a low risk of giving birth to a child with a birth defect. Thus, of the 8131 women who responded to the question “Among 100 healthy women in a healthy environment, how many do you think will give birth to a child with a birth defect?”, nearly 80% (6453/8131) perceived the risk to be less than 5 of 100 births. Yet, 789 (10%) of the women thought the baseline risk to be more than 10 of 100 births.
The Prime Minister’s commitment to ‘fighting against the burning injustice that if you’re born poor, you will die on average nine years earlier than others' is welcome and achievable. As her Government has acknowledged , half this difference in life expectancy is due to the higher rates of smoking amongst the least affluent, so major improvements can be achieved by driving down smoking rates amongst the most disadvantaged in society. .
District Chief Judge Royce C. Lamberth tossed the case. “After years of litigation, endless depositions, the fictionalized portrayal of this lawsuit and its litigants on television,” Lamberth concluded in a 28 page opinion, “this court is left to conclude that with the lawsuit, to quote Gertrude Stein, ‘there’s no there there.’ “.
First, the back of your ticket doesn’t mean shit. You signed a contract when signing the release. The language on the ticket is really only effective to argue to a jury that you should’ve known. Insects can be fatally drawn to certain wavelengths of light in droves, and it doesn’t help that bats often follow to forage. Some animals are prone to breed more, others to breed less. Bioluminescent species are suddenly faced with tireless competitors: artificial lights..
And yet, Tilbury is also a refutation of lazy narratives about racial self interest or cultural conservatism. Its stories subvert the claims of those who dismiss places like this as backwards and out of step with the 21st century, as well as those who seek to fetishize them and apologize for bigotry. The tales Tilbury has to tell are more complicated and more urgent than that, and they speak directly to the fault lines that are increasingly shaping our world.