[FoRK] Why Fukushima made me stop worrying and love nuclear power
gstock at nexcerpt.com
Wed Mar 23 07:14:42 PDT 2011
On 3/22/11 7:57 PM, Stephen Williams wrote:
> an indestructible series of systems
> fail-safe systems
[boggle at the scope of hubris revealed]
Please keep us posted on when such fantasies become ~theoretically~
Then, when someone actually implements such a thing at some meaningful
Then, when some community exists that actually permit that unit within
Then, when any corporation exists that is not corrupt, to build the real
Then, when a government exists that enforces clear standards, to
Then, when an economy exists that can afford the inevitable costs of
Coz, when ~that~ happens -- when most of physics changes, and most of
human nature changes, and most of society changes, and most of business
changes, and most of government changes, and most of economics changes
-- a lot more of us will be a lot more willing to embrace nuclear power.
People are only human. We're screw-ups. We screw things up. Things we
touch get screwed up. Things we do screw us up. Pretending otherwise
is utterly delusional.
The "foolishness" coefficient of requiring utter perfection far exceeds
that of seeking mere consistency.
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