From: Andrew Johnson
Date: 2014-02-15 11:01:23
Attachments : Forwarding this one from Kathy as it may have some useful information in… From: Kathy Roberts [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: 14 February 2014 08:32To: undisclosed-recipients:Subject: Going Somewhere: Revealing Memoir by Scientist and EMF Researcher I just ordered Mary Maxwell’s latest book, Consider the Lilies: A Review of Cures for Cancer and Their Unlawful Suppression. I give Amazon links only because you can look at book excerpts there: www.amazon.com/Consi…. I’ve always admired Maxwell’s unflinching exposés of how the medical system really works and the entertaining, accessible way in which she writes them. On her Acknowledgments page she mentions the book below, by biophysicist and attorney, Andrew Marino, which I’m also going to order. She says, “The dishonesty — even that word is charitable — of the NIH is spelled out in Andrew Marino’s hot-off-the-press Going Somewhere.”I saw that Marino co-authored Robert O. Becker’s book, The Body Electric, which I enjoyed back in 1985 (and I don’t read science books). I like good memoirs, authentic whistleblowers, and I’m among the growing population of people sickened by electromagnetic radiation, so this should be a good read. www.amazon.com/Going… Going Somewhere: Truth about a Life in Science Paperback by Andrew A. Marino (Author)Going Somewhere is a dynamic autobiographical narrative about Andrew Marino’s career in science. With a depth and drama that arise from personal involvement, the book explores an exceptionally wide range of science-related matters: the relation between electrical energy and life; the influence of corporate and military power on science; the role of self-interest on the part of federal and state agencies that deal with human health, especially the NIH and the FDA; the importance of cross-examining scientific experts in legal hearings; the erroneous view of nature that results when the perspective of physics is extended into biology; the pivotal role of deterministic chaos theory in at least some cognitive processes. These matters arise in the long course of the author’s scientific and legal activities involving the complex debate over the health risks of man-made environmental electromagnetic fields. The book offers far more than a solution to the contentious health issue. The story provides a portal into how science actually works, which you will see differs dramatically from the romantic notion of an objective search for truth. You will understand that science is a human enterprise, all too human, inescapably enmeshed in uncertainty. This realization has the potential to change your life because it will likely affect whom you choose to believe, and with what degree of confidence. ReviewThis dramatic story of science for sale is told unassumingly, from an intimate, personal viewpoint, replete with courtroom cross-examinations, mordant observations about individuals, and dream fantasies. Marino is engaged in a personal quest, and he reveals his thoughts in a way few scientists have dared. He is indeed a seeker of the truth, about electromagnetic fields but also about his own life. His story is both disturbing and uplifting. –Brian Martin, Professor of Social SciencesPeople whose lives have been touched by cancer or other medical calamities donate generously to the agencies which promise a “cure.” Yet the agencies often care more about maintaining their own life-style and the polluting military-industrial complex which funds it, than they do about finding “cures.” Going Somewhere uncovers the insanity of this system designed to hide the truth and reward the polluter rather than the scientist trying to improve the public health. Every young researcher will have to decide between truth and “easy street,” and this is a must-read to warn them about the difficult choices ahead. –Rosalie Bertell, Physicians for Humanitarian MedicineIn this thought-provoking book, Marino recounts his extraordinary journey through the realm of health risks associated with electromagnetic fields (EMFs), his quest for knowledge and truth, and his battle for justice. It is a thoughtful, fascinating book which contains the wisdom of an accomplished investigator, a true Doctor of Philosophy who has been able to stand back, to question the established order, and to be tenacious in his quest. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the effects of electromagnetic fields on living beings, especially to the truth-seekers, to those interested in the functioning of modern science, in environmental science and in its legal aspects. –Stephane Egot-Lemaire, BioengineerFor the readers coming on this scientific niche for the first time, the stories are fresh and compelling, and like me they will be unable to stop reading. The book follows the genre established by Rachel Carson and others, and is more than a worthy successor, written in an attractive style and reflecting a clear knowledge of the classics whose early paradigms tell us there is nothing new in human society. (I particularly loved Marino’s visit to Hades to question some of the departed biophysics fraternity.) –Roger Coghill, Biologist Biography Andrew Marino is a biophysicist and attorney with a special interest in the scientific and societal implications of the ubiquitous presence of electromagnetic energy in the environmental and workplace environments. He has co-authored several hundred publications in the area over the last forty years. For details see www.andrewamarino.co…. He is married and the father of four children.