This is a funny article, (I’m a fan of black humor).
Which Science kills more people?
Pulling out real world statistics, we look to the Center for Disease Control (CDh). In 2007 (their most recent complete survey), we find that the bulk of the 2,423,712 US deaths were due to three causes: heart disease, cancer, and stroke.
Damn, looks like Biology takes an early lead. Those 3 causes alone cover over half of all deaths (54.2%) In fact, of the 15 leading causes, 9 of them are simple biology, causing 68.2% of all deaths. Disease and infection rule the land of the dead. this is apparently a real UK sign! Aren’t there more interesting ways to die? And by more interesting, I of course mean via Physics or Chemistry. The remaining top killers include accident (5.1%, a quick lead for Physics), alcholism (3.1%, a win for Chemistry), assault and homicide (0.8%, tipping the scales back to Physics), and “all others” (18.6%). […]
[…] As we take our tally of the grim reaper’s science team, it seems clear that physics and chemistry, interesting as they are, simply are not able to kill large numbers of people efficiently in today’s world. Based on this rigorous statistical analysis, then, I suggest we make Biology illegal. Doing so will prevent the deaths of millions.
Ultimately, you could argue that Mathematics is the deadliest science. After all, Statistics show that 100% of all people will die. […]