[ RadSafe ] Chris Busby

Steven Dapra sjd at swcp.com
Thu Apr 21 07:11:36 CDT 2011

April 21

         This 'no witch hunt' e-mail was sent from 
"RRGWNYEnviro at aol.com".  Who is RRGWNY?  WNY is undoubtedly western 
New York.  Isn't Louis Ricciuti from western NY?  (I'm not saying 
it's LR, I'm merely asking.)

         No one is conducting a witch hunt.  This is a hackneyed 
cliche used to assail speakers who are usually telling the plain 
unvarnished and unpopular truth, or who are asking tough and pointed 
questions.  I haven't seen any ad hominem arguments either.  (Ad 
hominem is Latin, not Greek.)

         I reiterate what I said earlier.  Chris Busby is not a 
health physicist.  I am not making nonsensical claims about 400,000 
additional cancer deaths.  CB needs to substantiate these extravagant 
assertions, and so far he has not done so.

Steven Dapra

At 12:56 AM 4/21/2011, you wrote:
>:AGREE - Conduct science not witch hunt on personal issue. Facts only. No
>place for Greek ad hominem argumentum. Safety must always be in nuclear
>At 09:09 AM 4/20/2011, you wrote:
> >Radsafers
> >
> >I  don't understand all this criticism of Chris Busby. I used google
> >to  find _http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Busby_
>(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Busby)    to look at
> >his background and he looks like a scientist we should  encourage
> >discussion with. I am an "internal dosimetrist" and one of the  items
> >given in the web site I would like to hear more about is the  "Second
> >Event Theory" which distinguishes between hazards of external  and
>internal  radiation.
> >
> >John
> >
> >***************
> >John R  Johnson, PhD
> >CEO, IDIAS, Inc.
> >4535 West 9th Ave
> >Vancouver,  B. C.
> >V6R 2E2, Canada
>:DISAGREE - Not controversial. Busby science positions are becoming  more
>accepted mainstream than past positions on protections. Conservatism in
>protections is a good thing, is it not?
>Wikipedia also notes that Busby is "known for his
>controversial  theories about the negative health effects of very
>low-dose ionising  radiation."  [link  omitted]
>For all we  know, Busby may be the best chemist in the
>UK.  He is not a health  physicist.
>Steven Dapra
>Not controversial. Physical chemistry is so closely related and needed for
>physics understanding. Dr. Busby has it seems.
>Your credential please Mr. Steven Dapra, are you health physicist,  chemist?
>Very truly yours,
>M. Sato
>Environment Monitoring

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