Be Reasonable: Episode #051 – Mark Steele

This episode, Marsh is joined by engineer and activist Mark Steele, to discuss his campaign against 5G technology and his altercation with Gateshead Council.

  1. #1 by Luke on May 1, 2018 - 02:10

    Thank you for the episode. Awesome as always.

    Can I please request that you make the guest frame the episode in the first 2-3 minutes in future episodes. The guest went into great but technical detail until the 8 minute mark, which was incredibly hard to follow because I had no overarching knowledge of what he was trying to describe.

    If Mark Steele started the interview with ‘5G produces very harmful radiation and the government is rolling out this technology now. I know it’s harmful because …” then everything would have made perfect sense, but because you didn’t interrupt him early enough I got completely and utterly lost during the first 8 minutes.

    Again, thanks to Marsh and Mark Steele for the podcast, this was very interesting.

  2. #2 by Cappy Charlie on May 2, 2018 - 21:58

    Listening to this reminded me of the Sunday mornings of my youth when I’d find myself still awake when the Open University programmes came on, and with nothing else to watch I’d sit and be completely confused by the technical discussions.

  3. #3 by Casey on May 4, 2018 - 09:42

    I found it interesting that he kept on saying that 5G technology was untested, but we know all of these dangerous side effects because its being tested on unwitting university students.

    Also, I used to work with engineers who deal with multi-Ghz frequencies and optical engineers, but I have never heard an optical engineer refer to anything as being multi-terahertz. Sure, its technically true, but it looses meaning. If a person says they are ding research into wavelengths between 5 and 400nm then everybody knows whats going on.

  4. #4 by Nick on August 12, 2019 - 22:09

    I wish people like him would put their minds to something worthwhile, as they often show a certain skillset in pulling together a cohesive argument from disparate sources. The fact they come to a terrible conclusion is sometimes the cases, and the argument changes into bigger and dafter arguments to surround their original cause. This is a really good example of burying the flaws in an argument (5G) with a lot of conspiracy noise. Poor guys family and friends – he really doesn’t like to listen to opposing views

  5. #5 by Arlo on May 21, 2020 - 19:47

    I couldn’t follow the technical argument unfortunately but one thing really struck me and that was the claim that all the trees in Sheffield are being removed.

    I’m in Sheffield, the greenest city in Europe. Some trees are being removed from pavements on the grounds that they pose a danger to motorists and a few in the middle of roads were chopped down a few years ago (to the heart break of many), its pretty controversial locally.

    Having said that there is no word yet on how the council plan to clear trees from our 80 parks plus areas like Greno woods and Ecelsall woods. Oh and part of the bloody peak district national park!

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