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Yet another weird SF fan

Monday, June 25, 2007

Scienceblogs and Depleted Uranium

I've been searching for mentions of “depleted uranium” in ScienceBlogs. I noticed there were very few mentions of DU in the posts but many more in the comments (chiefly preposterous claims about its radiotoxicity that were treated as though they were in the category of “everybody knows this.”). It looks like the bloggers not only know more than the commenters but some of the commenters don't know that.

On the other hand, that search led me to Steve Dutch's Science, Pseudoscience, and Irrationalism site (via one of those ScienceBlogs comments).


Anonymous Anonymous said...

People also seem remarkably ignorant about what Depleted Uranium is for. It's referred to as a "radiological weapon," which is ludicrous. I've seen sites bemoaning its use against civilians -- since when do troops shoot anti-tank rounds at civilians?

But it sounds scary, and that's all that matters.

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