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Thursday, April 07, 2011

All Hail the Experts … until They Disagree with Us

One of most amusing aspects of the current hysteria over the fact rain water has exceeded a preposterous standard for radioactive iodine in drinking water is the switch back and forth between “We can't trust the experts” and “The experts have spoken. All hail the experts!” Which is it?

On the other hand, when I asked that question on an anti-nuclear blog, I got the response:

there’s a difference between independent experts and those on the payroll of corporations (including federal agencies)
On the gripping hand, the radioactivity of bananas has been measured by independent experts. The EPA is a federal agency.

I'm not alone

I was starting to wonder why my fellow crackpots were ignoring this issue. I then found that Ronald Bailey beat me to it. Now I wonder why more of my fellow wingnuts aren't linking to that.

While looking at the comments on the above-mentioned article, I noticed that the anonymous anti-nuclear comments all seemed to sound alike. Hmmm…

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