[ExI] THE END for nuclear power

F. C. Moulton moulton at moulton.com
Fri Mar 25 02:48:13 UTC 2011

How abut instead of arguing forth and back about what is and is not
rational the persons making the various claims develop some actual numbers.

And since locations vary pick a location; perhaps New Orleans or perhaps
some place in Japan.  Pick a site;  state all of your assumptions; state
what needs to be bought, built, moved, etc.  Do a threat and risk
analysis. Put in all of the costs.  Put in how much you value each human
life and list the probabilities of death from your proposal.  Put in the
benefits.   And then maybe it might be possible to start the process of
making a decision.


On 03/24/2011 07:16 PM, Mr Jones wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 8:48 PM, Mirco Romanato <painlord2k at libero.it>wrote:
>> The point is that the proposed solution is irrational.
> It's irrational to take a more sustainable approach to the world's energy
> usage?  It's irrational to go with a fuel source, that's produced domestic,
> keeping the funds 'in-house'; instead of feeding the bank accts of those
> trying to do us harm.  It's irrational to choose a path that repairs the
> environment we depend on, versus raping it?
>> It is irrational because it react to a problem with a reflexive response
>> without taking in consideration the obvious and less obvious consequences.
> A reflexive response doesn't guarantee irrationality.  Increase the
> likelihood perhaps, but your logic fails here.  And just because you don't
> like the 'response', doesn't mean the (less)likely consequences have(n't)
> been considered.
>> It don't take in consideration that, sometimes, the most rational
>> solution is to take the hit and rebuild and repair; the cost of moving
>> or hardening could be greater than the costs of rebuilding from scratch
>> after. In this case the obvious solution is to be so wealthy to have a
>> very large reserve of resources put away for the rainy days.
> How convenient, that those with the most wealth put away, are those that
> have created the very situation that threatens so many.  So those most
> victimized by this situation, are those who also get to pay the lion's share
> of the bill, and enjoyed little/none of the benefits.
> It's that greed and selfishness that got humanity into the mess it's in now.
>  You want to talk about irrationality?!  Doing the same things over and
> over, expecting different results; it's insane, and irrational.
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