If "God" kills you with plague, smallpox, TB, etc, it's called 'preventable death'.Originally posted by theroyprocess
Russ and Nereid,
If "God" kills you with natural source radiation...it's called death by natural causes.
If man kills you with radiation....it's called MURDER !
Explain it to the parents and the limbless babies when they are old enough
to understand...why it was OK for you to cause and profit from YOUR
If "God" kills you with skin cancer caused by excessive exposure to the Sun, it's called 'preventable death'.
If you die while digging coal from a deep-cut mine, or later (e.g. from 'black lung'), is that 'death by natural causes' or 'MURDER!'?
If you die as a result of long exposure to the fine particulates from diesel exhaust, is that MURDER! at the hands of the oil industry?
As Russ says (and as I've been trying to get you to debate for several months now), it's all about alternatives, costs, societal choices, etc.
What is the basis - logical, emotional, cynical, whatever - by which we go about making the inevitable trade-off's?
As this is PF, I would hope that we can debate the choices from the basis of sound data and sound science. And sound economics would be nice too.