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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #41)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 03:31 AM

42. Do you ever consider the cultural implications of technological choices?

The problem in politics isn't questioning mature questioning of the cultural implications technology, it is the deliberate misuse of information distribution systems to convince people to adopt false beliefs about established fact.

As to not arguing with people who oppose nuclear, I can't say as I blame you. The factual case for nuclear is so poor that I too would never want to argue for it with anyone knowledgeable in the subject of our energy choices. Unfortunately it is one of those topics like fossil fuels, where money and political influence have set the misinformation machine in overdrive.

My request about Monbiot's arguments actually wasn't meant to lead to a discussion of the pros and cons of nuclear since he really has not made any real arguments on the topic. He starts with a singe point - he has converted - and then goes on to attempt to gain converts on the basis of has past writings as an environmentalist. I was attempting to highlight the dearth of actual content in his writings.

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