[ RadSafe ] More Physics (Brennan, Mike (DOH))

Peter Crane kinderhook46 at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 22 21:42:38 CDT 2016

 On 3/19/2016, Franz Schoenhofer wrote: 
Is there really anybody really interested in what clearly mentally sick, paranoid pseudoscientists write in their "Journals of paranoid antinuclear pseudoscientists"?

In reply, Mike Brennan wrote on 3/21/2016:
 Yes - it helps to see the garbage that's being spewed out to the general public and to see the correct information being put forth here.
 We are all around the general public everyday and those who know our profession look to us for clarification or
 confirmation/refutation of the stuff that they get besieged  with in the general press.
 "To be forewarned is to be forearmed" Therefore if I see it here first I know its out there and since Health Physics is
 a very broad field and since not all controversy is necessarily in my field of expertise - if its bounced around
 here I can see comments from those far more expert than I in their field THUS - when queried by the the people I meet "out there" - I will have the best and most accurate response I can.

I agree with Mike that there is value in reading the views in public circulation on issues related to radiation, whether or not one agrees with them. Where I see no value, or even negative value, is in reading insults impugning the mental health of others. They contribute nothing to an understanding of nuclear issues or public perceptions of them. Can't we leave the diagnosis of mental illness to those with qualifications in that field, and just use this site for its intended purpose?

-- Peter Crane, NRC Counsel for Special Projects (retired)

"When once the forms of civility are violated, there remains little hope of return to kindness or decency."

– Samuel Johnson

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