[ RadSafe ] A judges' criticism of John W Gofman ? Arthur R Tamplin?
howard.long at comcast.net
Mon Apr 29 17:04:20 CDT 2013
I spoke with Gofman, many years ago.
Likw the large, emotional crowds he leads and most Europeans,
he uses fear, not facts, as with "plutonium is leaking into groundwater
from the Lab!" with no statement of the infinitesible amt now detectable.
On Apr 29, 2013, at 2:02 PM, "csimmons at csimmonslaw.com" <csimmons at csimmonslaw.com> wrote:
> Hello -
> I'm not certain if this is the particular case in mind, but in Johnson v. United
> States, 597 F. Supp. 374 (1984), U.S. District Judge Kelly had some choice words
> about Dr. Gofman's testimony on behalf of plaintiffs alleging cancer resulting
> from exposure to radium in aircraft dials:
> "Indeed, he [Gofman] is an alarmist, truly, obsessed with the righteousness of
> his long espoused concerns regarding exposure to radiation in any setting. The
> witness is quite clear: the United States' positions are "rubbish." While he
> professes a sense of hesitancy for having taken up these cases, it is clear from
> the outset that this man enjoys the "limelight" (see also, his report, Ex.
> 18,954), and is no stranger to the courtroom."
> The case presents a remarkable example of Judge Kelly's sifting through health
> physics evidence presented by plaintiff's and defendant's (the U.S. government)
> experts. It is more remarkable that the case predates Daubert v. Merrill Dow,
> 509 U.S. 579, 1993, which articulated principles by which the Judge functions as
> "gatekeeper" of "expert scientific" testimony
> Charles Simmons
> On April 29, 2013 at 4:06 PM Maury Siskel <maurysis at peoplepc.com> wrote:
>> Any chance anyone might recall the name of the judge cited below? I'll
>> try the search, but Gofman only doesn't get my search very far ... Thanks,
>> Maury&Dog [MaurySiskel maurysis at peoplepc.com]
>> On 4/29/2013 12:18 PM, parthasarathy k s wrote:
>>> Dear Radsafers,
>>> You may recall that Prof John W Gofman an eminent scientist became an ardent
>>> critic of nuclear power. During the latter half of his career he used to
>>> appear before judges as expert on harmful effects of ionizing radiation.
>>> In one such case, a level headed judge made some scathing comments on the
>>> biased and irrational approach of Prof Gofman I am not sure whether the
>>> judge expressed himself strongly against Dr Arthur R Tamplin, a close
>>> associate of Dr Gofman.
>>> If any of you recall the episode, I shall greatly appreciate receiving
>>> details of it at the earliest.
>>> With best regards
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