Life's Little Risks

Jared Diamond on Life’s Little Risks

“…if I were so careless that my risk of slipping in the shower each time were as high as 1 in 1,000, I’d die or become crippled about five times before reaching my life expectancy. I have to reduce my risk of shower accidents to much, much less than 1 in 5,475.”

Jared Diamond draws on his experience working in New Guinea to illustrate how many of our greatest lifespan-limiting dangers are the small risks we encounter every day. Read More

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