The opinions expressed are strictly mine.
It's not about dose, it's about trust.
In a message dated 3/8/02 2:24:09 PM Mountain Standard Time, liptonw@DTEENERGY.COM writes:
Perception is reality; just deal with it.
No, it isn't (I actually have an editorial in Risk Analysis on this topic). Instead of bombarding the list with examples that anyone can come up with, just remember the Flat Earth Society. Even better is Aristotelean mechanics: a moving object will stop of its own accord. That was not only perception, but observation. It took Newton to correctly identify the laws of motion: a moving object stops when there is an opposing force that stops it.
The little mantra that "perception is reality" does nothing but promote and lend credibility to, junk science. It isn't a harmless idea that anyone is entitled to have (sorry, Bill).
Ruth Weiner, Ph. D.