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From: Keith R. Williams
Subject: Re: eer
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 23:00:20 -0500
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In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> >Keith R. Williams email@example.com
> >In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> >email@example.com says...
> >> Keith R. Williams firstname.lastname@example.org
> >> >You forgot neutrons. In all cases *fast* ones (high energy) will
> >> >fry you. Ionizing radiation is badness to living things.
> >> You are correct. I forgot that.
> >> However, you forgot to answer the question. Even?
> >I certainly did answer the question, perhaps in a different
> >It doesn't much matter what is emitting what, as much as the
> >energy behind what's being emitted. It's *IONIZING* radiation
> >that's dangerous.
> Actually Ionizing radiation is the easiest to deal with. A sheet
> of tinfoil will cover the problem + it generally will not penetrate
> the skin(which is dead anyway) unless you happen to be in
> physical contact with the source.
> Neutrons are not ionizing radiation.
Really? They certainly are if they have enough energy to knock
electrons around in your tissue! (hint: They ionize *you*)
> Neither is gamma.
Yikes! See above!
> Both are potentially more dangerous than the ionizing kind
> because they will penetrate. OTOH on the up side the
> probability that they will interact with something internal
> to you is fairly low.
Just what is *your* definition of "ionizing radiation"? I'm
quite sure you'll be alone in your definition, given the above
> >> >I suppose you have hear of the dangers of radiation poisoning?
> >> >Even ol' Sol's light causes cancer.
> >> Actually with the exception of some genetic issues that destroy
> >> the body's error correction system the major cause of cancer is
> >> simply living long enough.
> >> Die young. Guaranteed to prevent cancer :p)
> >That's a good answer. Let people die! You're running for public
> >office, I presume?
> I presume you are one of the immortals?
Nope. I'll likely die young, but need none of your help.
> Or that you can *stop* people from dying?
Nope, but I have no desire to kill people either.
OTOH, me thinks you're really a sickie!
> Perhaps you would be so kind as to share your secret with us.
> If there is a 1 in a 1,000,000,000 chance of something
> happening to you it happens to 6 people a day.
You haven't a clue! ...quite obviously.
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