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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 05:01 PM
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4. Yes, but people's - especially liberals - non-scientific "truthiness" outweighs facts
It's not about what's TRUE, it's about what FEELS TRUE.

Nuclear is DANGEROUS (insert scary B-movie chord here, perhaps with a theremin over it) and thus coal and oil are far better.


The level of science and math education in this country is the fucking shits.

If it were any good, people would be able to avoid a lot more of the stupid truthiness that passes for "facts" nowadays.

Most people have no idea how power is actually generated and distributed, and sadly, most of those people couldn't give a shit to bother to find out, either. But they'll all weigh in with their opinions, and the less they understand it, the louder they seem to shout.

You are totally spot on with ill informed and intellectually lazy about conceding that one must make choices, none of which are risk free.

No risk free choices. So many people seem to think that the only way to look at the world is that there is one perfect choice and all other choices are utterly ludicrous.

And when it comes to electricity production, all choices are ludicrous, at least in part.
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