How to have a ‘rational’ debate over nuclear power (via Rational and Green)

There is a lot of debate on the web about nuclear power. This is a different kind of take on the issue. Our author explains how the emotional aspects of the danger of nuclear power has to be taken into consideration. I’m sure there are many who would argue that only the rational arguments should be taken into consideration.

However, the advocates of nuclear power have cast every kind of insult at their opponents ranging from tree hugger to murderer (that’s right, since using coal power can increase death from particulate matter, opposing nuclear power is murder), I think the use of the irrational on that side is already well established.

James Pilant

In any debate over nuclear power, the people calling for a “rational” discussion tend to be proponents of nuclear power. In response, those in the “anti-nuclear” camp will often adopt the “rational” vocabulary of their “pro-nuclear” counterparts, basing their arguments on issues of cost and statistical risk (and perhaps some case studies to prove the viability of renewable sources of energy). And thus, there emerges a tacit consensus between thes … Read More

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2 thoughts on “How to have a ‘rational’ debate over nuclear power (via Rational and Green)

  1. kentaroide

    Thank you for posting this, I’m glad to know you liked it. I hope you’ll keep up with our blog. We’re just starting up, so still working on the design + logistics, but we hope it grows to something comparable to your site.


  2. I’ve put you on my friends list and will revisit regularly. Keep up the good fight! If there is anything you want attention called to where you think I can help – let me know – I’ll give it a shout. James Pilant


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