Friday, January 18, 2008

More on the New York Geiger Counter law

From the report of the committee on public safety:

However, the emergence and commercialization of new and highly sophisticated technology developed for the purpose of detecting weapons of mass destruction brings with it the possibility that the private sector will acquire detection capabilities which were previously used only by properly trained military and law enforcement officials.

I love how science and education had nothing to do with the invention or previous use of this technology. Geiger counters must have sprung from the forehead of the Police Commissioner! They couldn't have been invented in 1911, because the government says they're new.

P.S. No more Cloud Chamber experiments either, because those would detect radiation. Can't alarm the masses.

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