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Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Trial of the Cult of Nuclearists: EXHIBIT F continued

What follows is the continuation, in serial form, of a central chapter from my book A Primer in the Art of Deception: The Cult of Nuclearists, Uranium Weapons and Fraudulent Science.

EXHIBIT F continued:

This new body of data on minisatellite mutations provides unequivocal evidence that radiation in the environment can induce alterations in the germ cells of human beings that can then be transmitted to offspring. Due to current limitations in research techniques, the analysis of changes in the mutation rate of other parts of the human genome has not yet been performed. The big question that remains to be answered is how frequently transmittable mutations occur in protein-coding segments of DNA and how often heritable diseases result from these mutations. Here, a whole new field of inquiry lies waiting to be explored. We must remove the blinders to our vision produced by the corrupted Hiroshima study. What has been considered in the past as hereditary disease might in fact be radiation damage to the germ cells of the parents, producing an array of chronic diseases in the next generation. At this point in history, we have no idea what portion of the inheritable diseases suffered by our progeny is being created by the radiation we have scattered throughout the biosphere. The CERRIE Minority Report offers this cautionary note:

The question before the Committee is not whether such changes occur [minisatellite mutations] but whether they are associated with significant health detriment. In our view, repeat sequence mutations of various types have been associated with recognizable effects in humans, including neurological disorders, mental retardation, malformations, spontaneous abortion, epilepsy, diabetes, and cancers” [1].


[1] CERRIE Minority Report. Minority Report of the UK Department of Health / Department of Environment (DEFRA) Committee Examining Radiation Risk from Internal Emitters (CERRIE). Aberystwyth: Sosiumi Press; 2005.