Follow-up to Hearing before Superior Court of Quebec re: Rogers and Chateauguay.

Law & ScienceMarch 2, 2013.  This is a follow-up to the article I wrote and posted on my website on February 20th entitled, “Health Canada admits safety code 6 guidelines for microwave radiation is based only on thermal effects!”

Some of you know that I removed this article from my website for several days.  The more I thought about removing it the more uncomfortable I felt and  I realized I removed it for the wrong reasons.

I removed it because I was told that Rogers’ lawyers are asking for a new trial because they claim my article proves that I’m biased and an unreliable expert witness.  This is not  new as it was the same argument they raised during the hearing.  I  didn’t want anything I said or did to interfere with a very important hearing before the Superior Court of Quebec regarding the siting of cell phone antennas so I made this article private.

However, my website article contains information presented during the hearing so no new information or opinions are offered.  Indeed, at the end of the hearing, just before I left the court room, Rogers’ lawyer stated that he would not question my credibility as an expert witness.

The first time I gave expert testimony I was given some excellent advice.  I was told that my credibility as an expert witness would be questioned and attempts would be made to discredit me and that this was just “part of the game” and not to take it personally.  I was also told that when lawyers are focused primarily  (or, as in this case, exclusively) on attacking the expert rather than attacking or questioning the science it is because they are losing.

So there is really nothing new except a law firm grasping at straws.

I silenced myself for the wrong reasons and so I decided to make my article publically available again.  Too many people remain silent about things that matter and I don’t want to be one of them.

The judge is listening to arguments regarding a new hearing on March 4 and 5, 2013.  Whatever happens I will make that information publicly available as well.  We are all learning from this process.

Liberty can not be preserved without general knowledge among people.” –John Adams

You do not have control over how others judge you and, in the eyes of some, you can do nothing right (or wrong).  For that reason, it is important to live according to your own inner compass.  What is important is that whatever you do, you do for the “right” reasons.

Below are some of my favorite inspirational quotes:

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
–Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The world shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
–Anais Nin

“The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.”
–John Kenneth Galbraith

“Facts don’t cease to exist just because they are ignored.”
–Aldous Huxley

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
–Margaret Mead

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, and then you win.”
–Mohandas Gandhi

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”
–- Arthur Schopenhauer