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Are the advocates of nuclear power and the adversaries listening to each other? Does Dialogue have a chance? Introductory remarks by John A. Macpherson[Roundtable discussion on whether the advocates of nuclear power and the adversaries are listening to each other]

Abstract

Are the advocates of nuclear power and the adversaries listening to each other? Does dialogue have a chance? My short answer to both questions posed as the title for this discussion is 'no'. And I would add: There is no point in trying to bring opposite poles together, it requires too much investment for too little return. A nuclear dialogue will have a chance only it a distinction can be shown between physics and metaphysics, between chemistry and alchemy, and if the gap can be bridged between the polarized views of the world's societal needs which, incidentally, create the nuclear issue in the first place. This is a daunting task Movements in search of a cause have a passion for preaching rather than a love for listening.
Authors:
Macpherson, John A [1] 
  1. Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., Mississauga, ON (Canada)
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1989
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
INIS-XA-C-011
Resource Relation:
Conference: PIME '89: International workshop on public information problems of nuclear energy, Montreux (Switzerland), 22-25 Jan 1989; Other Information: PBD: [1989]; Related Information: In: PIME '89 (Public Information Materials Exchange): International workshop on public information problems of nuclear energy, 236 pages.
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ECONOMIC POLICY; ENERGY POLICY; ENERGY SUPPLIES; ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY; NUCLEAR POWER; POLITICAL ASPECTS; PUBLIC ANXIETY; PUBLIC INFORMATION; PUBLIC OPINION; PUBLIC POLICY; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS
OSTI ID:
20556007
Research Organizations:
European Nuclear Society, Brussels (Belgium); FORATOM, Brussels (Belgium)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XA04C0438011038
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
4 pages
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Macpherson, John A. Are the advocates of nuclear power and the adversaries listening to each other? Does Dialogue have a chance? Introductory remarks by John A. Macpherson[Roundtable discussion on whether the advocates of nuclear power and the adversaries are listening to each other]. IAEA: N. p., 1989. Web.
Macpherson, John A. Are the advocates of nuclear power and the adversaries listening to each other? Does Dialogue have a chance? Introductory remarks by John A. Macpherson[Roundtable discussion on whether the advocates of nuclear power and the adversaries are listening to each other]. IAEA.
Macpherson, John A. 1989. "Are the advocates of nuclear power and the adversaries listening to each other? Does Dialogue have a chance? Introductory remarks by John A. Macpherson[Roundtable discussion on whether the advocates of nuclear power and the adversaries are listening to each other]." IAEA.
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title = {Are the advocates of nuclear power and the adversaries listening to each other? Does Dialogue have a chance? Introductory remarks by John A. Macpherson[Roundtable discussion on whether the advocates of nuclear power and the adversaries are listening to each other]}
author = {Macpherson, John A}
abstractNote = {Are the advocates of nuclear power and the adversaries listening to each other? Does dialogue have a chance? My short answer to both questions posed as the title for this discussion is 'no'. And I would add: There is no point in trying to bring opposite poles together, it requires too much investment for too little return. A nuclear dialogue will have a chance only it a distinction can be shown between physics and metaphysics, between chemistry and alchemy, and if the gap can be bridged between the polarized views of the world's societal needs which, incidentally, create the nuclear issue in the first place. This is a daunting task Movements in search of a cause have a passion for preaching rather than a love for listening.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1989}
month = {Jul}
}