Friday, January 1, 2016

Three Mile Island Reunion

The subject of radiation causing mutations has been a favorite topic for cartoonists and comedy writers, as evidenced by the "Cone Heads" on Saturday Night Live and the brain-scrambled nuclear plant worker Homer Simpson. Only one problem: meticulous studies of the Japanese A-bomb survivors (over a fifty-plus-year period) have not uncovered any evidence of radiation-induced genetic abnormalities. But who cares about evidence?