[ RadSafe ] Fwd: ruling out uranium vapor with x-rays
peter.bossew at jrc.it
Thu Apr 17 02:27:46 CDT 2008
Sorry but that reply proves that THERE IS emotion on both sides. One may
think differently about the tactics of using pseudonyms, but Salsman /
Blane has put forward his points in a quiet and polite tone; he may be
wrong but this is certainly not obvious at first glance (at least not
for somebody who is not engaged in U research) and disproving him
requires arguments, but not polemic.
Arguing in the DU case may already be boring to US scientists,
understandably given the ideologically loaded debate which often appears
inaccessible to rational arguments, but as far as I can see from a
distance Salsman / Blane tries to defend his position in a civilized and
rational manner. That should be appreciated.
For those in other parts of the world who have not been "blessed" (yet
?) with the DU debate, at least not in a similarly ideological /
emotional / hysterical way, the discussion is quite instructive.
Reserving the claim of science to oneself (while maybe true in this
particular case) is highly ideological, and not good style, I think.
Brent Rogers wrote:
> "Dave Blane (or was it Blaine)" wrote:
> James Salsman, as Dave Blane pseudonomously
> P.S. About pseudonyms: The DU controversy evokes strong emotions on both
> sides of the debate. It is often useful to have a clean emotional state when
> addressing the issue with people who have formed preconceptions about the
> issue or the people discussing it in the past.
> ...or simply to allow those who have been discredited in the past to further
> argue a point without the baggage. The emotion is not on both sides of the
> debate, only one of them. The other side employs science.
> Brent Rogers
> Sydney Australia
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