[ RadSafe ] Chris Busby (Otto G. Raabe and Ayn Rand)
C.Busby at ulster.ac.uk
Sun Apr 24 10:33:29 CDT 2011
Dear Mr Stabin,
What exactly is the purpose of your email to the group?
You were asked to look at and compare with your risk model a paper on infant leukemia after Chernobyl, published in peer review and based on several other papers also published in peer review literature including Nature. In what way is that anything to do with internet trolls whatever they are?
Otto has data on dogs exposed to huge amounts of radium, plutonium etc. His own papers comment that the controls had levels of lung cancer which were impossibly high for dogs. That is a fact. You like facts. That makes his results questionable even for dogs. But I was not making much out of it. It is the human data, the infant leukemia that you must explain. Humans are not dogs, no matter how much Otto would like them to be. In fact radiation rsistance in mammals is proportinal to life span (GA Sacher). Did you know that? Probably not.
From: radsafe-bounces at agni.phys.iit.edu on behalf of Stabin, Michael
Sent: Sat 23/04/2011 18:37
To: radsafe at agni.phys.iit.edu
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Chris Busby (Otto G. Raabe and Ayn Rand)
I'm following this for weeks now, but still not understanding. Otto has actual data and rational conclusions based on those data. I wish more health physicists and regulators were paying attention to his very important publications, most notably Health Phys. 98(3):515-536; 2010. I can't understand how science has become so irrelevant to scientists, while the 'perception is reality' insanity continues to rule. The Atlas Shrugged movies continue to take on new relevance 53 years later after the publication of the book.
You all are intelligent people, but have not yet learned the decades old axiom of not feeding internet trolls. They are hungry always, and the more you feed them the more they want. Starve them of attention and they go elsewhere. As soneone noted we are REAL people to protect from REAL radiation hazards, can we stick to that, eh? Sorry if I'm out of line with this suggestion on this listserve. Flame on, trolls! I will ignore your blather while doing actual radiation safety work here.
Michael G. Stabin, PhD, CHP
Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences
Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences
1161 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37232-2675
Phone (615) 343-4628
Fax (615) 322-3764
e-mail michael.g.stabin at vanderbilt.edu
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