Nuclear Stupidity and Scientific Transformation
2011 is the year, and the nation of Japan has suffered a triune hammering, first with one of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded in history- then with a devastating tsunami which swept away families, homes, and vehicles- and then with a melt-down from three nuclear power plants which poisoned the Japanese food and water supply and even to this day threatens the health of billions across the globe.
Side thought: The Japanese are a brave people whom I deeply respect. Not only were they nuked twice by the so called “good guys” of the second world war, but they have sustained many deep hardships throughout the course of time that have truly shaped the character of this magnificent culture. It’s too bad the devastation in Japan didn’t take place in say California. I would’ve loved to have seen all those deserving Malibu Barbie types swept into the Pacific ocean where they belong!
However I will say this- for the Japanese to have placed multiple nuclear reactors on such an Earthquake prone island is a tad stupid on their part. In fact, nuclear energy is in and of itself stupid! There are much better ways to draw energy and to power cities. However, the alternatives wouldn’t be too profitable for those in it for the money. That’s why we haven’t seen any such advances into tidal, volcanic, and geothermal energy which would undoubtedly supply an abundance of energy to all the Earth and everyone living upon it.
Our world is in great need of a scientific overhaul. For too long have we been focusing on the “old hat” methods of conducting business when we should have been focused all along on producing a world functioning in the most optimal of ways. We are a species too concerned with profit and issues of little importance to see the bigger picture at hand. If we don’t adopt methods such as drawing energy from volcanoes in order to power all the world, then we will be doomed to a cyclical nightmare of inefficiency.
What’s better- a nuclear power plant in your backyard that could blow at anytime and send you and the family grandpa up into orbit- or a tidal power plant located offshore which generates electricity from the ocean’s tides and gives you all the power you would ever need for a lifetime? Intelligent people would choose the latter.
Side thought: I’ve never quite understood why energy comes with a price tag. It’s actually pretty simple to generate electricity- the Earth is surrounded by powerful charges! Nickola Tesla actually drafted up ways in which electricity could be harnessed from the ionosphere and transmitted wirelessly to people’s homes. This among many other inventions is what has caused the great Tesla blackout from the pages of history. Again, if there is no profit to be made, then some rich asshole is going to throw a temper tantrum because he won’t be able to afford his thirty seventh yacht!