Environmental Enlightenment #242

By Ami Adini - Reissued May 2, 2018

This is a SHORT, LIGHT and SIMPLE newsletter. Its purpose is to rekindle in the initiated terminology they have once learned and enlighten the uninitiated on terms they may have heard but never known the meaning of.

More on Expertise

A previous letter on the gradations of expertise (Issue #235, January 17, 2018 ) brought in cheerful responses, and we thank the responders for that. Continuing in this wake, we submit the following definitions for your consideration:

Expert Opinion Defined: An opinion that is fully understood by them who voice that opinion, is all the way true in accordance with their own observation and can be applied to produce predictable results.


Non-expert Opinion Defined: An opinion that is borrowed from others, may not be fully understood, and has not been not tested or observed by its presenter in true application.

Society uses non-expert opinion as means to expands its culture, and it has good value when presented with the admission of lack of self-observation and with acknowledgement of source. Not everyone has seen Earth rotating around the sun, yet we relay it to others as a workable truth.

You have probably seen similar definitions in action. I'll be happy to share in your experience.

“If things seem under control, you are just not going fast enough.” Mario Andretti
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Ami Adini is a veteran environmental practitioner with over 40 years of experience. He carries a Bachelor of Science degree (B.Sc.) in Mechanical Engineering including academic credits in Nuclear and Chemical Engineering and postgraduate education in these fields. His career includes design and construction of nuclear plant facilities, chemical processing plants and hazardous wastewater treatment systems. He is a former California Registered Environmental Assessor Levels I & II in the 1988-2012 registry that certified environmental professionals in the assessment and remediation of environmentally impacted land, and a Registered Environmental Professional (REP) since 1989 with the National Registry of Environmental Professionals (NREP). He is a California Business & Professions Code Qualifying Responsible Managing Officer (RMO) in the General Engineering Contractor classification with Hazardous Substance Removal and Asbestos certifications, and president of AMI ADINI ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, INC. (AAES), a general engineering contractor and consulting firm specializing in environmental site assessments, rehabilitation of contaminated sites and removal of environmental risks from real-estate transactions. (Contact Ami for a complete resume.) AAES provides practical solutions to environmental concerns using the highest standards of ethics and integrity while providing its clients with maximum return on their investments.