[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Re: "Perception is reality"
> You're wrong here.
We're not debating opinion here, I was stating list policy. The policy has
been stated and restated, and will be further restated below.
> You have a double standard....
> Please consider a more objective standard for the context of the
> between "professional/technical" and "non-professional/policy-political"
ANY issue of radiation protection - practical, legal, social, ethical, etc.
is open for discussion. Criticism of the OPINIONS AND ACTIONS of anyone,
including other listmembers, legal entities, committees, etc. is fair game
in this subject area. PERSONAL ATTACKS, (use of the word "idiot", for ex. is
almost always a personal attack) is prohibited. Saying someone's ruling was
"idiotic" is very close to the line, and I would then judge based on more
content, but at least at face value it does not attack anyone as being an
"idiot". Choosing a better word than "idiotic" would certainly be a better
policy in the first place.
Jim, your attacks on various policies of regulatory and advisory bodies are
very pointed and bother some people, but I have no problem with them, IF
they avoid singling people (listmembers or not) out for personal ridicule
and attack. Listmembers may disagree with the actions of a particular
individual and say so, but they may NOT call that person names or otherwise
disparage their character, I don't care if they are pro-nuke, anti-nuke,
pro-LNT, or whatever.
1) Members of Congress or their staff may read this list. I object to the
recent comment about members of Congress being idiots, even in jest.
2) Saying "it's not about dose, it's about trust" is in no way that I can
see an attack on anyone. My opinion - it's a very nice policy statement that
more HPs could do well to take to heart.
As we have seen lately, people get frustrated with this list because of the
heavy traffic in general, and in particular with traffic involving some
pretty childish behavior at times. My definition of "professional" includes
more than the ability to understand a science and perform a task, it carries
also the ability to manage one's emotions and behavior in dealing with
others with whom we may not always agree. Remember that when you send an
email to this list, about 2000 people worldwide are watching what you do.
Remember also that these 2000 folks are generally quite busy, and are coming
to this list for information and discussion of topics about radiation
protection. If you want to send other emails to people on the list with more
trivial or personal comments, please do it to them personally, not to all
2000 listmembers. Being professional also involves respect for others' time
and sensibilities. THINK BEFORE YOU CLICK THE SEND BUTTON. Let's keep it
on-topic, professional, and courteous, and I know that the list will
continue to be relevant and helpful to many, thank you.
Michael G. Stabin, PhD, CHP
Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences
Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences
1161 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37232-2675
Phone (615) 343-0068
Fax (615) 322-3764
You are currently subscribed to the Radsafe mailing list. To unsubscribe,
send an e-mail to Majordomo@list.vanderbilt.edu Put the text "unsubscribe
radsafe" (no quote marks) in the body of the e-mail, with no subject line.
You can view the Radsafe archives at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/radsafe/