6.14 in x 2.61 in x 0.0043 in
one billion one-dollar bills would occupy a volume of
68,909,220 cubic inches
= 39878 cubic feet
This could fit in a cube of dimensions 34.16 feet on a side. In other words, it would take the space of a large house filled floor-to-ceiling with bills.
cheerleader wrote:Not every disease has a cure, yet everyone expects absolutes. No one wants to cooperate across specialties. And all researchers work in the dark.
Kronk wrote:cheerleader wrote:Not every disease has a cure, yet everyone expects absolutes. No one wants to cooperate across specialties. And all researchers work in the dark.
Well said. The other issue is researchers and patients are unwilling to let go of a theory. When the UBC research is released on CCSVI hopefully there is a definitive answer on the benefits. But will people be willing to accept it? Or will they shoot holes in the study for the sole purpose of protecting their theory.
cheerleader wrote:Why should the UBC study be the last word on the vascular connection to MS.
Cece wrote:We are much closer to the first word than to the last word on CCSVI research. So much yet to be explored. Angioplasty itself was proven 25+ years ago as being effective at opening blocked blood vessels. I value all the research, including the UBC study, but give more weight to angioplasty studies carried out by interventional radiologists, especially studies of techniques, with the measurements being whether or not the IJV is successfully opened with durability. Angioplasty of the IJV has to be mastered before angioplasty's effect on CCSVI symptoms can be studied. Whether angioplasty has an effect on MS symptoms or disease course is a different question than whether angioplasty has an effect on CCSVI symptoms, and it too should be studied.
1eye wrote:Of course I would also have an easier time accepting negative results, if I had not experienced positive ones myself, and had not seen them happen to so many other people.
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