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by Jamie in Chile
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Are Renewables Cheaper than Nuclear?
Replies: 30
Views: 3176

Re: Are Renewables Cheaper than Nuclear?

Hi Red, I read your other reply. I don't think it will be productive to carry on this debate. Not because I am annoyed with you or because I thing your points are dead wrong or anything, and neither should you take this as being evidence of me backing off my argument or you winning - I learned long ...
by Jamie in Chile
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Are Renewables Cheaper than Nuclear?
Replies: 30
Views: 3176

Re: Are Renewables Cheaper than Nuclear?

There are many scientists who think global warming is going to be really, really bad, like nothing we've seen in recorded or at least recent history. Maybe far worse than WW2 in suffering and death. That's not a consensus, but it's certainly not a fringe opinion either. Unfortunately, some of these ...
by Jamie in Chile
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Are Renewables Cheaper than Nuclear?
Replies: 30
Views: 3176

Re: Are Renewables Cheaper than Nuclear?

What I said is that human operators might be removed perhaps in a situation of "war or civilizations collapsing". Say you had a invading army that was known to be killing on sight, everyone might run away. Or a super virus outbreak that was killing everyone. Or, ironically, a nuclear war. Or the gov...
by Jamie in Chile
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Reincarnation
Replies: 5
Views: 912

Re: Reincarnation

arguments against it means why might this be a bad idea? or why can't it be true?
by Jamie in Chile
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Are Renewables Cheaper than Nuclear?
Replies: 30
Views: 3176

Re: Are Renewables Cheaper than Nuclear?

Jebus, agreed on either/or fallacy and human operators.
by Jamie in Chile
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Are Renewables Cheaper than Nuclear?
Replies: 30
Views: 3176

Re: Are Renewables Cheaper than Nuclear?

Solar power is already cheaper than fossil fuels in tropical regions with a lot of sun. Just look at the data on the project bids for Saudi Arabia I think it was that set record lows. Your comment is out of date. The way you do it is you tax products coming from companies that have a higher carbon f...
by Jamie in Chile
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Are Renewables Cheaper than Nuclear?
Replies: 30
Views: 3176

Re: Are Renewables Cheaper than Nuclear?

I saw a talk by Rupert Reed some while ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnonKverhOg&feature=youtu.be 22.40-24.45 He talks about nuclear power being problematic if civilization or countries collapse. There is some discussion here also: https://www.quora.com/If-humanity-was-suddenly-wiped-out-by-a...
by Jamie in Chile
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Are Renewables Cheaper than Nuclear?
Replies: 30
Views: 3176

Re: Are Renewables Cheaper than Nuclear?

OK, I read the Lynas book. It was a very short. To Red and Brimstone Salad, this book may be too basic for you however you might recommend it to others who you want to convince about nuclear power even if they are not the kind of person that would normally read a book. Short, quickly covering the ma...
by Jamie in Chile
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Are Renewables Cheaper than Nuclear?
Replies: 30
Views: 3176

Re: Are Renewables Cheaper than Nuclear?

Here's my short list of books to read on nuclear. I decided that I know less about nuclear than either fossil fuels or renewables, so I am going to rectify this. Here's the shortlist I came up with after a quick google. I want books that are on the Kindle for less than about 10 pounds (12 dollars). ...
by Jamie in Chile
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Are Renewables Cheaper than Nuclear?
Replies: 30
Views: 3176

Re: Are Renewables Cheaper than Nuclear?

This may be related to something Brimstone Salad said: This is from the BBC's energy briefing page 171 (copy and pasted): • The National Audit Office ( has estimated that lower electricity prices would result if government assumed some or all of the construction and financing risk of nuclear power •...