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  •  Science is a wonderful place where ideas (0+ / 0-)

    are proposed and fiercely debated and then tested.  That Hansen and his reference believe the LNT model is dubious does not make it wrong, it makes it a theory subject to debate, that's reasonable.  What I find curious is that you seem to believe that the matter is settled fact, and it's not.  No scientist could make that claim, and you shouldn't either.  

    Again, what I find difficult in your diary, in your retelling of a scientific claim, is that you appear to puff up controversy and scientific disagreement as settled fact.  I have as much issue with the chicken little anti nuclear  diaries that claim that there is no reason or purpose for nuclear power generation, that it's all just bad and horrible and we should stop talking about it.   I don't believe nuclear power should be off the table, which is why I continue to strongly support a nuclear navy.  

    Hansen has a point of view, so do you.  I agree that we must explore every reasonable option to save this planet from climate disaster.  We know fossil fuels will kill us and our planet.  I admire those, like you, who realize this is our generation's time bomb, and we have to act.  I just wish these discussions were less entrenched and more open.  We really have to solve this together.  

    "Out of Many, One Nation." This is the great promise of the United States of America -9.75 -6.87

    by Uncle Moji on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 02:19:48 PM PDT

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    •  As Walter Mondale said (0+ / 0-)

      "Where's the beef?"

      In fact, there is a growing amount of evidence that LNT simply doesn't work at low doses; Hansen cited a couple of these in his paper. And epidemiological evidence that LNT does work at low doses is simply non-existent.

      I'm all in favor of scientific debate, but the debate should be based on evidence. LNT was a fine conservative assumption back in the day when we didn't have low dose data. Now that we do,  LNT doesn't hold up at doses below 100 mSv.

      We are all in the same boat on a stormy sea, and we owe each other a terrible loyalty. -- G.K. Chesterton

      by Keith Pickering on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 09:43:12 PM PDT

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