Inside front cover
THE “NUCLEAR FREE ZONE” FALLACY
Toward the latter part of last century official-looking signs, like the one depicted on the frontcover, sprouted on roadside poles in localgovernment areas all around Australia. Their only real use was as a badge to identify the greenpolitical leanings of the governing body thaterected them.
Scientifically speaking, such notices don‟t mean a darn thing.
The notices are an example of post-modernist relativism, where words and phrases mean what the originators want them to mean.To an ardent greenie, nuclear free means a prohibition of anythinginvolving radioactive materials, even banning the transport of radiopharmaceuticals for use in medical treatment. Less extremeactivists take the signs as a ban on nuclear weapons and any othernuclear facility, whether military or civilian. I have some sympathy with a ban on nuclear weapons and only hope that the nuclear non-proliferation treaty succeeds in its intention, although it has beenless than one hundred percent effective since it came into force.There is no such thing as a truly nuclear free zone anywhere in theknown universe. Even in the near-perfect vacuum of inter-galacticspace there are a few lonely atoms in every cubic kilometer. Thoselonely atoms share their space with literally billions of neutrinosthat are tiny elementary particles produced by nuclear reactions.Did you know that every square centimeter of your body ispenetrated every second by 65 billion neutrinos from our Sunalone! Even at midnight they get you because the Earth is almosttotally transparent to neutrinos. Atomic nucleii and nuclear radiation are everywhere, which is why the sign shown on the cover of this book is a sick joke. There are
more than forty other sick jokes in this book. So don‟t go away.
Read on and discover how much you and your fellow Australianshave been shamefully misled over the years.