>> "Because of Rachel Carson, *who is thought by some* to have made up some if 
>> not all  
of the data in her book "Silent Spring", DDT is now illegal in Africa and most 
other  
places."
 
Back this sweeping assertion and  also complete character assassination you 
just made. Saying "thought by some" is mere innuendo; it's nothing more 
substantial than vicious rumor mongering and posthumous character assassination 
and places you squarely in the category of internet trolling. 
 
 
Unless you have clear and incontrovertible evidence that this is in fact what 
occurred; that Rachel Carson just made all this bad shit up about DDT and that 
all the subsequent research that has been done that confirms her observations 
is all FAKE, MADE UP -- and that DDT is actually quite benign and poses no 
danger --
 
If you do not have a very convincing body of data to back this ugly innuendo 
and character assassination up with then you are just another ugly internet 
troll.
 
Some actual real peer reviewed evidence please.
 
 

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 From: Roger Clough <rclo...@verizon.net>
To: theoretical_physics <theoretical_phys...@yahoogroups.com> 
Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 4:26 AM
Subject: The deadly legacy of another lib, Rachel Carson
  


 
The deadly legacy of another lib, Rachel Carson 

Because of Rachel Carson, who is thought by some to have made up some if not 
all  
of the data in her book "Silent Spring", DDT is now illegal in Africa and most 
other  
places.  Thus  

Even though welfare organizations are frantically handing out mosquito netting, 
  
a child dies every minute from malaria.   

Malaria claims 660,000 lives per year, 90% of those in Africa.   
more than 1400 kids lose their lives to a mosquito bite every day.  

In addition, Nile fever  is growing in incidence now in America.  
Robins, whom Carson supposedly helped to save,  
are known, along with finches and some other birds,  
to serve as reservoirs for the spread of Nile Fever  
and possibly Denghy fever, a painful disease of the joints.  
I noticed that here in MD, my back yard is a favored hangout for  
robins and yellow finches.   

Authorities believe that a good way to combat this is to increase 
the diversity of birdlife. since not all birds serve as 
reservoirs. 
  
I wouldn't be surprised to learn that deer, who already are 
known 
to spread Lyme disease, might also be reseervoirs for Nile and 
Denghy 
fever.  
  




Dr. Roger B Clough NIST (ret.) [1/1/2000]  
See my Leibniz site at  
http://independent.academia.edu/RogerClough
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