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Opening Arguments

Don't worry, drink coffee

I should be gloating. All those people who have telling me for years that I drink far too much coffee now have to cope with the fact that it's the prime source for antioxidants. But I won't, because tomorrow, some scientist will discover something else bad about coffee. Science tends to move slowly, with lots of preliminary reports, tentative conclusions, further study and revisions of opinions. Journalists tend to jump in at some point in the process and make way too much of it, and anything they write is just as likely to be wrong as right. I think the greatest life-shortener of all is worry, so don't pay too much attention to people whose main intention is to take all the fun out of your diet.