Physicians for Social Responsibility

Considering this group should be educated they seem to be uninterested in learning the facts.

Here’s what Wikipedia has to say:

Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) is the largest physician-led organization in the country working to protect the public from the threats of nuclear proliferation, climate change, and environmental toxins. Continuing its long and respected history of physician-led activism, PSR produces and disseminates its own publications, provides specialized training, offers written and oral testimony to congress, conducts media interviews, and delivers professional and public education. PSR’s 50,000 members and e-activists, 30 state and local chapters, 39 student chapters, and 14 national staff form a nationwide network that effectively targets threats to global survival, specifically nuclear warfarenuclear proliferationglobal warming, and toxic degradation of the environment.”

I know they were not supportive at the Blue Ribbon Commission on Nuclear Waste.

2 Comments

  • Ruck
    April 11, 2011 - 8:13 pm | Permalink

    PSR… I have a particular distaste for this anti nuclear clan- the arrogance is rather astounding. “We are physicians and as such, have the right to criticize and comment on any field of endeavour because, well… we’re physicians and we always know best. True, we specialize in every imaginable way because we know better than anyone how much specialized knowledge it takes to truly understand a complex field of science- but that only applies to us. We can spend ten minutes learning about your field of science and have it all figured out, trust us!”

    Perhaps it’s time for the Nuclear Engineers for the Elimination of Medical Mistakes to make its appearance? I mean, how hard can it be to ascertain how patient X died with that scalpel left in his/her stomach? This “advocacy” group could save far more lives than the PSR will EVER lay claim to.

  • April 20, 2011 - 11:17 pm | Permalink
    I agree. The recent debate between the founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility Helen Caldicott and George Monbiot
    Part One
    Part Two

    George Monbiot’s correspondence after the debate
    Correspondence

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