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Comments posted in response to Guardian editorial:

Nuclear power: A bung by any other name


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Nuclear power demands BIG BUSINESS and BIG GOVERNMENT, towards whose interests the state is inherently and massively biased. So, it looks at the moment as if there is no way of avoiding a repeat of the nuclear madness and tragedy which gripped us in the 1950's and 60'.

With a tear in my eye, I sometime imagine our situation if all the money spent on nuclear energy in the past (or even just a fraction of it) had been spent instead on energy conservation and renewables, which would have been the wise and enlightened thing to do, as pointed out by people like E. F. Schumacher in his book "Small is Beautiful".

What more evidence do we need to affirm that back in the 18th century biological science tragically, because so misleadingly, misnamed our species, Homo sapiens (rational man), when what we should really be called is Homo stupidus economicus, or perhaps, from a Darwinian perspective (which wasn't available in the 18th century), "Homo darwini" (Darwinian man), to indicate how we are still dominated by the primordial struggle for survival, advantage (over others) and "success", only now misplaced and perverted in the artificial environment of civilization itself, which, notwithstanding its many achievements, arose and developed for the purpose of facilitating society's self-exploitation to the advantage of its dominant individuals and elites, but which our large and prodigious brain successfully rationalizes and blinds us to.