A recent review of Daniel and Mark Ratner's book, "Nanotechnology and Homeland Security," highlights the current tactics of the denialist camp.
The Ratners embrace stain resistant pants as "real nanotechnology," but label the original Feynman nanotechnology concepts of molecular assembly as "science fiction", relegated to a section entitled "What Nanotechnology is Not."
Following the example of Richard
Smalley and others, the Ratners choose to attack straw
men of their own
fabrication instead of addressing the scientific literature
Nanosystems: Molecular Machinery, Manufacturing & Computation
Engines of Creation
Friday, February 13, 2004
Posted by Howard Lovy at 2/13/2004 10:05:00 AM