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Letters to the Editors, October/November 2007

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FEAR OF DYING

David G. Myers’s article, “The Powers and Perils of Intuition,” dealt in part with statistics; for example, women fear breast cancer more than heart disease but are more likely to die of heart disease than of breast cancer, and we fear planes more than cars, although more people die in cars than in planes. I think the author missed some­thing central about how the brain assesses risk.

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