I tend to mistrustful of anyone who holds something very dangerous in their hand, offers it to you and says "this is perfectly safe." More trustful when they say "this is very very dangerous, so we have to be very very very very careful."
Mawkish, have you ever seen the map of the radioactive fallout patterns from the US Nevada atomic bomb tests in the 1950s? I'd be curious to know if it was mentioned in any of your prof's classes.
And here's a scientific paper on presented in 1958. They knew this was happening, knew that the radiation from their tests were coming back to the earth via rainfall and yet for some strange reason just kept on blowing the things up until the early 60s, when finally other scientists were able to show that strontium 90 was accumulating in the teeth of children all over the US...http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/10/science/10reiss.html
"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009