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    ergh, the most common misconception is that nuclear is needed before we can move to renewables. Renewables are ALREADY cheaper than nuclear, what sense is there in using a more expensive source of energy as a 'stopgap'?
    This is the opposite of everything I've heard, could you provide a source please?
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    ergh, the most common misconception is that nuclear is needed before we can move to renewables. Renewables are ALREADY cheaper than nuclear, what sense is there in using a more expensive source of energy as a 'stopgap'?

    As for the 'danger' aspect, whilst the risk of failure is very low, that risk is still there (albeit less so in a country like ours which has very few natural disasters) and a single failure makes an entire swathe of land uninhabitable for a very long time. If there was no alternative to coal, oil, gas etc, then I would say yea go for it, but the fact is that it's simply unnecessary to take that risk when renewable sources are the same price, let alone cheaper.
    Yes, but renewables don't have a high enough production rate to match that of fossil fuels. That's why pretty much no government have completely stopped their fossil fuel production and used renewables except Iceland, and that's because they're on top of a plate boundary and use geothermal.
    Nuclear is needed to meet demand until renewables can be advanced to a stage where their production rate is as high as suitable.
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    ergh, the most common misconception is that nuclear is needed before we can move to renewables. Renewables are ALREADY cheaper than nuclear, what sense is there in using a more expensive source of energy as a 'stopgap'?

    As for the 'danger' aspect, whilst the risk of failure is very low, that risk is still there (albeit less so in a country like ours which has very few natural disasters) and a single failure makes an entire swathe of land uninhabitable for a very long time. If there was no alternative to coal, oil, gas etc, then I would say yea go for it, but the fact is that it's simply unnecessary to take that risk when renewable sources are the same price, let alone cheaper.
    Renewable sources would currently be unable to provide enough energy for the whole population. Alongside our unreliable weather, my concern is that we'd struggle to effectively provide energy to the whole of the UK. That's why I support the use of nuclear energy until we are able to effectively switch to renewable sources.
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    It's not necessary to define a specific point. It becomes less of an error over time.
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    It's not necessary to define a specific point. It becomes less of an error over time.
    Except there is either a point in time when the error is 0 or it is still an error.
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    Except there is either a point in time when the error is 0 or it is still an error.
    I agree that's probably the case but defining that specific point is completely useless and probably impossible.
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    I agree that's probably the case but defining that specific point is completely useless and probably impossible.
    I agree but there has to be an event to happen which causes zero error
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    (Original post by Aph)
    I agree but there has to be an event to happen which causes zero error
    I agree that event has to occur - it is not necessary, however, that humans be capable of discerning when that event occurs.
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    I agree that event has to occur - it is not necessary, however, that humans be capable of discerning when that event occurs.
    But if you don't know what the event is which causes the event and you don't know when they occurred how do you know that the event has definitely occurred?
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    (Original post by Aph)
    But if you don't know what the event is which causes the event and you don't know when they occurred how do you know that the event has definitely occurred?
    If you see a tree out of the ground, is it safe to say that said tree has been somehow uprooted?
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    If you see a tree out of the ground, is it safe to say that said tree has been somehow uprooted?
    9 times out of 10 probably.
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    9 times out of 10 probably.
    How did it grow if initially uprooted?

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    Very busy today at work. I actually outnumber the customers.
    Having some kind of sport to watch all day must be a nice boon.
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    Very busy today at work. I actually outnumber the customers.
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    How did it grow if initially uprooted?

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    The soil could erode away beneath is which wouldn't be uprooting.
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    Very busy today at work. I actually outnumber the customers.
    How much did you guys take on the national last week?
 
 
 
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