From Cassandria Publishing
Going Somewhere is a dynamic autobiographical narrative about biophysicist Andrew Marino’s career in science since the 1960s. The book explores—with a depth and drama that arise from personal involvement—an exceptionally wide range of science-related matters: the function of electricity in living things; the influence of corporate and military power on science; the operation of the NIH, FDA, and other state and federal agencies dealing with human health; the problem of scientific “experts” in legal settings; the distorting influence of the physics model of science on biology; the role of chaos theory in experimental biology; and crucial public misconceptions about how science functions. These matters arise in the long course of Marino’s scientific and legal activities in the complex 35-year debate over the health risks of EMFs.
Publication Date: September 2010
This 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.
The authors, well known for their work on regeneration, develop the hypothesis that intrinsic EMFs control biological functions, while natural EMFs convey information to living organisms. Particle fields, meanwhile, act as stressors — stimuli that elicit a common physiological, adaptive response. In this well-referenced book, Becker and Marino contend that “the present abnormal electromagnetic environment can constitute a health risk.”
Professor Brian Martin
People 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 Medicine
In 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.
Stephenie Egot-Lemarre, Bioengeneer
For 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, Scientist
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