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Originally Posted by pondering_it_all
"Lab experience"

Funny, I never took chemistry in high school. (I did actually have a radiation biology class, though.) A lot of my science was self-taught. Still aced the ACT and was offered honors classes when I started college. Loved all my chemistry classes.

A radiation biology class?
You mean, like "weapons effects" ?
My Dad's specialty.

So you know that getting too big a dose in too short a time period tends to do bad things to your bladder and kidneys, yes?


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Radiation Biology was a lab class where we used radioactive tracers that were commonly used in biology. We studied radioactive decay, safety, waste handling, types of commonly used tracers, scintillation, and such.

Our final big experiment had us feeding a rat a little P32, euthanizing it, freezing it solid, and then cutting it in half length-wise so we could put it on some film plates. After a day in the freezer, you develop that film, and you can see where all the phosphorous goes. (Mostly to the teeth, which are always growing.)

No weapons stuff. All things we would use as lab techs in our future careers. And after I got tired of asking "Do you want fries with that?" I got a job as a Lab Helper I, at the UCSD medical center research facility. Much cooler stuff than McDonald's, but no free lunch.


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But nuclear power should be used to produce electricity no? I think it is a fine and dandy source of electrical power (also to produce hydrogen) yet there are forces that don’t like it. I think if humanity does not embrace nuclear power as a source of electricity they (we) are doomed. Of course there is always the alternative of halving our population by half.

That might help.


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Fusion yes, fission NO!


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Originally Posted by Ujest Shurly
Fusion yes, fission NO!
Why is confusion a thing but confission isn’t? I’m confuddled…


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Originally Posted by logtroll
Originally Posted by Ujest Shurly
Fusion yes, fission NO!
Why is confusion a thing but confission isn’t? I’m confuddled…
Confission? You just had to ask, didn't ya?

Consider yourself defuddled!

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Originally Posted by Ken Condon
But nuclear power should be used to produce electricity no? I think it is a fine and dandy source of electrical power (also to produce hydrogen) yet there are forces that don’t like it. I think if humanity does not embrace nuclear power as a source of electricity they (we) are doomed. Of course there is always the alternative of halving our population by half.

That might help.

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