Wednesday, October 9, 2013

#282 / The Physics Police

Last Friday, in this Two Worlds blog, I referred to a recent medical study that seemed to indicate that massive numbers of ultra tiny particles of titanium oxide were being introduced into various food products, with potential carcinogenic effects. The article was titled "Why Is The Food Industry Poisoning Us With Trillions of Nanoparticles?

That blog posting of mine elicited a very quick response from The Physics Police! They let me know they disapproved (but I was not arrested).

Frankly, I didn't know that The Physics Police even existed, and now that I do, I am somewhat comforted. It appears that The Physics Police must actively seek out (and attempt to destroy) what they decide are unfounded claims, misstating science. I am not sure whether the original study I referenced is correct or not, but if it isn't, it's nice to know that. The Physics Police make a good case, too, that the report I referenced is way off base. You can read their critique right here, and then decide for yourself. 

Whatever the truth of the matter, I stand by my observations on the "Precautionary Principle."

And, now I have a new precautionary statement to think about. It's the slogan employed by The Physics Police. We can all take it to heart: 

Bad boys, bad boys. Whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do, when they come for you?

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