George Hammond wrote:
> george murphy wrote:
> > > [Hammond]
> > > Bush had a chance to pump $1.3 trillion into Fusion over
> > > 10 years. Instead he opted for a tax cut.
> > Certainly no law of physics rules out controlled fusion -
> > witness the sun.
> > it's unrealistic to see it as our first response
> > There is no magic bullet - fission, fusion, hydrogen combustion, &c.
> > What we ought to be working toward now is a mix -
> Yuh... this is the usual laid back American rap about the
> energy crisis. We hear it day in and day out from our masters
> in Washington.
> Problem is, the 3rd World has apparently found a big gun and
> it is now pointed at us. They have discovered apparently:
> 1. Islam owns 4/5's of the world's remaining oil and
> at the same time is apparently the militant voice
> of the 3rd world.
> 2. The Russians are standing right behind them with
> Nuclear weapons guaranteeing that that NATO nor the
> US can forcibly take the oil fields.
> 3. They just did $40 billion in damage in NY and DC, and
> notice that nothing has happened, nor is anything likely
> to happen other than another $40 billion being spent on
> security overtime guarding the local woods against
> So, my conclusion is, that the days of the laid back American
> rap about Windmills and miracle carburetors is about over. It's
> either going to be figure out how to build a Fusion reactor,
> or start chopping wood.
Nothing either "usual American" or "laid back" about what I said, as
is clear if one reads what was snipped from my post. I said that we need
to "reduce (not eliminate) use of oil." That will require a major change
in American attitudes & practice & I'm not terribly optimistic about
people being willing to do that.
Again, there is "no magic bullet." That includes fusion - if & when
we get the problems solved - as well as magic carburetors.
George L. Murphy
"The Science-Theology Interface"
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