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    Lawrence, splashy

    there was an interview with Jonathan Schell in Der Spiegel nearly two years ago, which I found very interesting, especially this quote (bolding is mine for emphasis):

    SPIEGEL: You say that dealing with nuclear energy is like gambling with "Mother Nature's power." Why is it so totally different from other sources of energy?

    Schell: Because it's so colossally more powerful. Comparable energy can be found, at best, in the center of stars. It's basically not found on earth naturally, and it's only through our own scientific brilliance that we've been able to introduce it into the terrestrial setting. But, unfortunately, we're not as advanced morally, practically and politically as we are scientifically, so we are not prepared to control this force properly. The most dangerous illusion we have concerning nuclear energy is that we can control it.

    http://www.spiegel.de/...

    It's worth reading the entire thing.

    „Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.“ - Bertolt Brecht

    by translatorpro on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 03:04:18 PM PST

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