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by Patient131071
Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Nuclear energy
Replies: 545
Views: 88168

Re: Nuclear energy

Some of the sources I have looked at on the subject may indeed be biased, but if they are they're hiding any motivations pretty well. However, there are also reliable and impartial purely science/tech related publications such as Focus that have done pieces about it and its possible benifits, and I ...
by Patient131071
Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:51 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Nuclear energy
Replies: 545
Views: 88168

Re: Nuclear energy

And this is why the nuclear power industry needs to switch to using thorium reactors-the amount of radioactive waste produced is significantly less. The other thing is, there would be fewer worries about nations such as North Korea and Iran covertly developing nuclear weapons under the guise of nucl...
by Patient131071
Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:35 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is Atheism a Rational Stance?
Replies: 570
Views: 53777

Re: Is Atheism a Rational Stance?

Forgive me if I'm being dense, but surely if a cause is a reason why something happened, the phenomena that you have described are 'caused'/occur because the universe exists, and operates under the parameters it operates under, ie the laws of physics, of which, I might add, I rather doubt we have a ...
by Patient131071
Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The effect of religion upon morality
Replies: 124
Views: 20320

Re: The effect of religion upon morality

I have to say, I think you've got a point with this generational thing. Now that I think about it, I can think of people from older generations who have adopted what I would label as a 'rational' world view, who have then gone on to say something conservative, for example regarding the capabilities ...
by Patient131071
Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Nuclear energy
Replies: 545
Views: 88168

Re: Nuclear energy

I definately agree; thorium is the way to go; based on current data, it is a hell of a lot less damaging in the unlikely event that it goes wrong-and the significance of the problem should definately be factored in with its probability when you're deciding whether to do anything about it-that's just...
by Patient131071
Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The effect of religion upon morality
Replies: 124
Views: 20320

The effect of religion upon morality

It seems to me that the recent issue in Britain over gay marriage and the less recent issue of female bishops demonstrate that, while one must admit that religious doctrine and laws can in many cases reinforce a moral perspective (though the value of this is arguably limited, as things like 'thou sh...
by Patient131071
Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What's Best for the World
Replies: 51
Views: 9711

Re: What's Best for the World

2) If your friend is uncertain that they could do this properly, or without becoming corrupted, go out and find someone who could. "There is no such being." Let's be fair, just how many people have siezed control of a country not for the purpose of lining their pockets or due to a lust fo...
by Patient131071
Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What's Best for the World
Replies: 51
Views: 9711

Re: What's Best for the World

I'd have to advocate three options: 1) Become a benevolent dictator and gain control of as much of the world as possible and reorganise it so that things make more sense. 2) If your friend is uncertain that they could do this properly, or without becoming corrupted, go out and find someone who could...

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