May 23, 2008
It seems that at every turn in our road to a better life through technology, some band of determined imbeciles stands ready to turn us back.
The churches are full of people who turn their backs on enlightenment, in order to embrace a two-thousand-year-old world view. Their foolishness extends from those who refuse modern medical care, to those who block research in the name of religion.
But unscientific silliness can be secular as well as religious. Recall the mommies who 'feel' that childhood vaccines cause a host of ills, chiefly autism. No actual evidence exists to support their notion, but they still stand ready to drive vaccination from the planet.
I read a new article today that a group of nut jobs in Santa Fe, N.M. are lobbying against Wi-Fi because of an 'allergy' to it. Forget that no such documented allergy exists, forget that it is Santa Fe, one of the holy cities of nuttiness, there is nothing to suggest that this is anything more than the ravings of the delusional or overly-credulous.
The simple fact is that if Wi-Fi or any other source of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) posed a real health hazard, we would all have been long dead. It is everywhere around us. Our homes, offices and stores are electromagnetic cocoons and we are tightly wrapped within them.
If EMR had harmful health effects, we would be experiencing an epidemic of illnesses such as leukemia, one of the favorite claims by the EMR alarmists. The situation is quite the contrary. According to this information from the National Cancer Institute, the incidence of leukemia in the population of the US has remained stable over the past twenty years.
This nonsense chaps my hide.
Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky