[ RadSafe ] Drawing the line between science and pseudo-science. (was Rational Thought)

Bob Cherry bobcherry at satx.rr.com
Wed Oct 5 22:52:25 CDT 2011

And finally, from Dade Moeller in the November 1995 issue of the HPS

But perhaps the most important
impact on me of the principles laid
down by Dr. Sternglass bas been the
changes that I have recently made in
my diet.
For many years, I loved pickles..
morning, noon, and night. Never
again! For those not in the know I
should point out that, following the
Sternglass principles, epidemiologists
have uncovered a range of significant
ill health effects of pickles.. For
. 99 % of all people who die from
cancer can be shown to have eaten
pickles at some time in their lives;
. 98 % of all people involved in
automobile accidents have been shown
to have eaten pickles within 14 days
preceding the accident;
. 94 % of the juvenile delinquents
(with apologies to the late Dr. Goldin)
come from homes in which pickles are
frequently served;
. 100% of all pickle eaters born
between 1900 and 1910 have wrinkled
skin, grey hair, brittle bones, and
failing eyesight, and have lost most of
their teeth-unless, of course, they are
already dead from having eaten pickles.
Rather than condemning Dr. Stemglass,
let us praise him for going into
the field of epidemiology. What if he
had become a practicing health physicist?!

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Oct. 5

         Sternglass is a charlatan.  See Samuel McCracken's analysis of some
of his claims in "The War Against the Atom," pp. 122-133.

Steven Dapra

At 09:40 AM 10/5/2011, you wrote:


>And dont knock Sternglass. His work is broadly correct.
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>pseudo-science. (was Rational Thought)


>Busby's citation of Sternglass et alia is laughable, but so are some of 
>the pro-hormesis papers cited here over the years.  Both just show that 
>the peer-review process is far from perfect.  Too many propagandists 
>out there, and not enough scientists.

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