More Sex is Safer Sex

April 27, 2007

Steven Landsburg’s new book is More Sex is Safer Sex. The titillating title is based on this article. He argues that if sexually conservative people were more promiscuous, it would slow the spread of AIDS. The reason is that you’ve increased the pool of people without AIDS, thus lowering the probability of nailing someone with AIDS. Of course, the article is a counter-intuitive statistical trick similar to my post that AIDS is difficult to transmit. Where are the hordes of morons complaining about his book?


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