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PamW Donating Member (566 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 09:17 AM
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26. Exactly!!
Exactly. Someone is citing quantities in units he doesn't understand.

I wonder how long it will be before he tells us how insufferably long
a billion femtoseconds is. ( It's a microsecond. )

I've recommended the book "The Instant Physicist" by Professor Richard Muller
of University of California - Berkeley Physics Department numerous times.

http://www.amazon.com/Instant-Physicist-Illustrated-Gui...

If you go to the free sample called "Look Inside" you can read that the US Government
requires wine and liquor to be radioactive in order to be sold legally.

That's because they want to make sure that the liquor comes from recently grown
plant material - so they are looking for the radioactivity that Mother Nature
puts in our food. ( Food is radioactive - that's why Carbon-14 dating works ).

Mother Nature gives us far, far, more radioactivity in our food and water
than what came from Fukushima.

The amount of radioactive material released is measured in tens of pounds.

However, the coal plants in the USA put 14,000 tons of radioactive material,
principally uranium and thorium, into the atmosphere and environment each year.

http://www.ornl.gov/info/ornlreview/rev26-34/text/colma...

So over the past 40 years, the USA because of our coal plants has put far,
far, more radioactivity into the environment than Japan has by operating
these nuclear power plants for 40 years, and then having an accident.

Again, I really can't understand how someone can spout off and cite
quantities in units that he doesn't understand.

PamW



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