What follows is an excerpt from
A Primer in the Art ofDeception
. The chapter in which itappears is entitled
The Most Heinous Crime in History: The Betrayal ofMankind by the Radiation Protection Agencies.
Scam Number One
In Exhibits A through D, we have examined glaring shortcomings in the currentapproach to radiation safety as it applies to low doses ofinternal emitters. We have pin-pointed major flaws in the reigning paradigm ofhow radiation interacts with living cellu-lar structure, the way dosage is calculated, the research used to justify and perpetuate theseerrors, and the biological effects that the current system cannot adequately address. Withthis groundwork prepared, we can carry a torch into the heart ofdarkness ofthe nuclearage. Egregious malfeasance crouches silently within the answer to a single question:
Whydo radiation protection agencies continue to uphold an antiquated model ofhow internal emitters interact with living systems when assessing the hazards to health ofionizing radiation?
In their book
Radiation Protection Dosimetry: A Radical Reappraisal
, Jack Simmons andDavid Watt are very generous in their assessment ofthe current state ofaffairs within theradiation protection community. They liken the continued reliance on “absorbed dose” forassessing low-level radiation effects to the planetary system developed by Ptolemy that per-petuated the false notion for 1,400 years that the Earth was the center ofthe universe. Inthe
published in the middle ofthe 2nd century A.D., Ptolemy presented a mathe-matical theory for the motions ofthe Sun, the Moon, and the planets. According to thetheory he proposed, the Earth was suspended in the center ofthe universe. The stars werefixed points oflight on the inside ofthe celestial sphere. The alternation ofthe day andthe night resulted from the rotation ofthe entire celestial system around the Earth. Toaccount for the motion ofthe Moon, Mercury, Venus, Sun, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn,Ptolemy proposed that the planets moved on small circular paths, the epicycles. The cen-ters ofthese epicycles, the imaginary points around which the planets circled, in turn orbit-ed the Earth along great circular paths called deferents. To fully account for the ongoing accumulation ofastronomical measurements, including the peculiar retrograde motion of