Saturday, March 26, 2011

LIes, Damn Lies, and being Human

People fool themselves, and when they do that, they are operating in the most dangerous of arena's.   It is some part of our brain/mind that somehow "rewards us" for maintaining a wrong belief.   I don't have the answer to that one yet, but it is important.    More immediately important is recognizing when you are about to do that to yourself.   "Knowing for fact, what ain't so" is indeed a very dangerous trait.   I think Will Rogers and Ken Fisher chimed in similar to that.
Example---the big lie being told how, and without clarification by the media (shame on them) is that in 8 days, radioactive iodine becomes safe.    BIG LIE.    8 days is the half life of Radioactive Iodine.   That means half goes away in 8 day, then in 16 days, it is 1/4, 24=1/8, 32 = 1/16
40=1/32, 48=1/64, 56=1/128

So if the rate is now 1250 time the safety limit then in 56 days (1/128) it will be still over 10 times over the safety limit!!!!!   that is if no new radiation is added.   Obviously there is a reactor core leak, they are at least weeks away solving the leak.   Where are the Robots!?

This from a news article: The BIG LIE
Levels of radioactive iodine in the sea near the tsunami-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant are 1,250 times higher than the safety limit, officials say.
The readings were taken about 300m (984ft) offshore. It is feared the radiation could be seeping into groundwater from one of the reactors.
But the radiation will no longer be a risk after eight days, officials say.

Here is my real point---there will be a certain number of people who read the above, and because they are already thinking that the radiation risk is overblown, their "theory" will be confirmed and they will taunt, belittle, and laugh at those with the tin-foil hat.   By the way, tin-foil by itself will not protect you from radiation :-)  

Please chime in with your own comments and thoughts.

1 comment:

  1. Sleeping wrapped up in the tinfoil has been a pain. Are you saying I can take it off?

    You are right you could get laughed at for spooking the herd. After that they would get real mad at you for not giving up your position. Then finally they would say, yeah we all knew that all along, we've always thought that.

    I forget who's work it is but the three stages of truth go like this
    1. Ridicule
    2. Violent Opoosition
    3. Acceptance as common wisdom

    I have Ken Fishers 3 questions book right next to my desk. You hit two of the three with your rant above. They are
    Q1 - What do you beleive that is actually false?
    Q3 - What the heck is my mind doing to blindside me now?

    The missing question as proposed by the Fish is
    Q2 - What can you fathom that others find unfathomable?

    That sort of fits your continuing thesis of "this could get worse, is anyone listening, does anyone care?"

    It seems like a far ways from us but I have 5 or 6 of those GE Mark I' reactors within 100 miles of my home. Hence the tinfoil suit at night....just kidding on that!


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