Stephen Downes

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The outcome of this trial was that "Parachute use did not reduce death or major traumatic injury when jumping from aircraft in the first randomized evaluation of this intervention." It was a randomized control trial and statistically valid. If this were ediucation I would expect people to begin intervening with a political fervour against the 'parachute myth', and demand studies proving that there actually is a difference between parachite use and non-parachute use. It would not be considered relevant that the study was limited to cases where the aircraft were stationary and on the ground.

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