Stumbling, Imperfectable Creature Like Ourselves

Quote of the day from the piece From Hiroshima to Fukushima.

“The problem is not that another backup generator is needed, or that the safety rules aren’t tight enough, or that the pit for the nuclear waste is in the wrong geological location, or that controls on proliferation are lax.

It is that a stumbling, imperfect, probably imperfectable creature like ourselves is unfit to wield the stellar fire released by the split or fused atom.”

-Jonathon Schell


NYT/The Nation, March 16, 2011

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