John Clark wrote:
> Billy Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org> Wrote:
> >If it were all neutrinos an average human would stop a grand total of
> >10^-17 % of that flux, which amounts to around 10^-7 electron volts -
> >in other words, less than one interaction.
> I have no idea what you're talking about. You seem to saying that a human
> body would not absorb even one neutrino from a nearby supernova, but
> you can't possibly mean that.
Actualy, yes, that is exactly what I mean. It's a only rough approximation, of course - since you don't seem to believe it, I'll get a more detailed computation.
> >It doesn't matter what exotic form you want the energy to arrive in,
> >because there simply isn't enough of it to do anything.
> To repeat myself, energy has little to do with danger, just one X ray
> photon could kill you if it hits in the right place and in fact that very
> thing is a major, perhaps the major, cause of the most feared disease
> of the 20'th century that kills millions of people every year.
> >The target civilization will be exposed to much higher levels of
> >every type of radiation (including neutrinos) simply by living near
> > their own sun.
> Once more I must say that you can't possibly mean what you seem
> to be saying.
Yes, I do. If you think I'm wrong, show me the error in my calculations.
> >Do I really need to write up a complete treatment of all the
> calculations here?
> Yes, I rather think you do.
OK - but it will have to wait until after Extro. I'll post the URL when I get the web page up.
Billy Brown, MCSE+I