“Hard scientific evidence.” I’ve heard that phrase throughout my career, and I guess I’ve used it myself many times. In the beginning I had just naturally regarded “hard scientific evidence” as if it were more or less a definite thing. There was the Queen Mary, Central Park, the Mona Lisa, and “hard scientific evidence.” It had never occurred to me that recognizing “hard scientific evidence” would be any more difficult than recognizing the ship, the park, or the painting. Only much later did I realize that “hard scientific evidence” was a concept, not a precept. After that realization, the debate about health risks from environmental EMFs made much more sense.
Sooner or later, I think the principle will be accepted that knowledge regarding the link between EMFs and disease is imperfect, now and forever. Really it’s only common sense. The consequences of everything we do, or that is done to us, are imperfectly predictable, and the consequences of EMFs are no exception. “Hard scientific evidence” is not in the world, it is in the mind.