[ RadSafe ] Re: Radiation Hormesis

garyi at trinityphysics.com garyi at trinityphysics.com
Wed Dec 26 16:18:27 CST 2007

Hi John,

I think it was Rutherford, not Bohr.
"In science there is only physics; all the rest is stamp collecting."  But I will not deny that 
Rutherford, by saying that, made himself a bit of a boor.  Of course if you agree with him then 
he's just an elitist.  :)

Also, I urge you to lay off the ad hominem attacks.  You are not elevating yourself or your 
profession.  Quite the opposite.

-Gary Isenhower

On 26 Dec 2007 at 12:48, John Jacobus wrote:

Dr. Long,
  Once again you confuse fact with speculation.  But that is not
  unusual for you.

  1.  It is interesting that 10 rem is the dose level at which no
  affects (good or bad) have found in human populations.  How does the
  late Dr. Luckey quantity this level with hormesis?  What benefits
  are there, if any?  My understand that acute affects can be mediated
  by "priming doses," but there is no benefits to subsequent cancer
  induction in animal populations.  If this a one-time dose, what if
  you receive 10 or 20 rem every year?  If he was such a proponent,
  what did he do to get his hormetic dose?  Or did he think that it
  was not important enough to receive any himself?  

  Dr. Luckey's work reminds me of Niels Bohr's old saw, that if you do
  not study physics, you are just collecting stamps.  

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