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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (StevJensen)
Date: 01 Nov 2002 06:09:33 GMT
Organization: AOL http://www.aol.com
Subject: Re: eer
Keith R. Williams email@example.com
>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.
If you say so, I'm sure it must be true.
>> 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*)
If a neutron interacts with you it will be through fission of
one of your atoms. Quite distinct from ionization.
>> 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.
Only the good die young. Can't see any reason I would want
to shorten your life span.
>> 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.
I will simply note that you provided *NO* data with that Yep!
Guess that *you* are the one willing to let people die.
>> 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.
Never said I did.
BTW how is that oxygen free cable working out on your audio system?
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