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Years ago as I was studying energy in general searching for some solutions to a specific application I was working on, I came across Nuclear Power. When I realized what it could do, I also realized that the whole CO2 thing was a diversion. If people are really serious about reducing CO2 then use Nuclear as a drop in replacement for coal. Job done. If you have some other agenda, use Wind and Solar as a green leaf to cover your real motives. Frankly, Wind and Solar sell natural gas. I have no problems with Natural Gas but Nuclear is better.
At the same time, Signature in the Cell by Stephen C Meyer which points out that the mechanisms for chemical evolution to create the first life fails to even come close. A mind, or intelligence is the only known cause for digital information as found in DNA and in epigenetic sources in the cell. Meyer is widely panned as being a pseudo science but the creative powers of random processes are not sufficient to produce the effect - a living cell even with the whole probabilistic resources of the universe to draw on.
The author is exactly right about the state of "debate" in science. Any are that has policy or political implications is now the captive of a politically driven process. Expose that the process has deep flaws and you are immediately labeled. For example Bjorn Lomborg produced the movie Cool it - which can be downloaded and watched. The interesting thing is that he totally agrees with Anthropogenic Global Warming but in looking at the numbers reached the conclusion that there are much less expensive ways to deal with the problem.
Nuclear power is the best way to do many things at the same time. 1. Increase the available energy supply to the whole world - thus reducing prices. High Temperature Gas Reactors can produce synthetic liquid fuels from carbon and hydrogen. This process was invented by Germany, used in WW II and used in South Africa to supply their cars and trucks. Cheap heat will mean an inexhaustible supply of liquid fuels manufactured in the country who needs them rather than imported from dangerous areas of the world. 2. Reduce the cost of Electricity. China has proven that it can build the AP1000 for less than the cost of a coal plant in the USA. They are building them for less than 2000 / kw. (2 billion for a 1000 MW plant) As a comparison Duke Energy built a 600 MW power plant in Indiana for over 3 billion. NuScale plants are much smaller and can be built at a factory for about 4000 / kw but since they are small (45 MW) they can be purchased and start generating income for the owner very quickly. 3. Reduce air pollution. Coal plants are much better than no energy at all, but parts of China are filled with particulate pollution. Replacing Coal with Nuclear power means cleaner air and less asthma. Coal can be used as a source of carbon for liquid fuels. See above. 4. Radiation is a normal hazard and a very weak carcinogen. Do a search for radiation and reason to find out a lot more. Basically our regulations are so low that people walking on a beach in many parts of the world get more radiation than Nuclear workers are allowed inside a power plant.
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Think Freely Wrote: Aug 07, 2014 10:06 PM
In support - I don't think the word "hates" is exact here but there is no question that cowardliness will keep a person out of the New Jerusalem. Revelation 21:6-8 Jesus is speaking to the Apostle John. The Resurrection of the dead has happened and each person is assigned the place they will take. The lake of fire is not an outward flame but an inward burning of regret, hatred, rejection, isolation, and rebellion. He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give freely to him who is thirsty from the spring of the water of life. He who overcomes, I will give him these things. I will be his God, and he will be my son. But for the cowardly, unbelieving, sinners, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers,idolaters, and all liars, their part is in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”
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Think Freely Wrote: Aug 07, 2014 9:55 PM
Simple solution, gender appropriate modest apparel dress code. Works for years and years.
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Think Freely Wrote: Aug 07, 2014 9:53 PM
Then in what sense could courts overturn the 30 states who passed constitutional amendments stating the definition of marriage is one man with one woman? Either this is a states rights issue - in which case the constitutional amendments stand or this is a federal issue in which case the Free EXERCISE and Free Speech stand. Which is it?
DoranZeigler writes, "What Americans must learn is that the system can only accommodate a fixed number of people at any given time." I disagree with this totally. The world could not have grown in population to 7 billion if there was a fixed number that the "system" could accommodate. There are two main inputs to an economy. Creativity and Energy. I agree that the CEO's who come into a company and improve the bottom line by simply firing people are not worth the money they are paid. I agree that the focus on the value of stock increasing year after year is a wrong focus. On the other hand, it is normally large companies that want to write extensive regulations that stop competitors from springing up and offering better products and services at a lower cost. There is a good reason why most on this page are looking at small business, because it is small businesses that open up opportunities to become big businesses. Governments are at their worst when protecting or rewarding specific companies.
Have you read the "City of God" by Augustine? He replies in exhaustive detail to that charge. It was not Christianity that led to the fall of Rome. It was the internal weakness and corruption of the state. Have you read Gibbon's decline and fall?
Because it is evidence that Judges rule based on their feelings and not on law. It is horrible that the will of the people in so many states is being overturned on the basis of prejudice and bias rather than than any real legal argument. We grieve for the loss of our freedoms and the loss of our society. If a real majority wants to enact this as law - LET THEM VOTE! Judges have NO business in this matter.
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