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Some Perspective On The Japan Earthquake: MicroISV on a Shoestring
"Japan is exceptionally well-prepared to deal with natural disasters", and apparently, the system worked.
japan  earthquake  engineering  culture 
march 2011 by pw201
Fukushima is a triumph for nuke power: Build more reactors now! • The Register
"Japan's nuclear powerplants have performed magnificently in the face of a disaster hugely greater than they were designed to withstand, remaining entirely safe throughout and sustaining only minor damage. The unfolding Fukushima story has enormously strengthened the case for advanced nations – including Japan – to build more nuclear powerplants, in the knowledge that no imaginable disaster can result in serious problems."
science  nuclear  safety  physics  japan  earthquake 
march 2011 by pw201
Suffering and the vain quest for significance - Paula Kirby
Haiti and theodicy: "The idea that any of this has anything at all to do with us, that it was created with us in mind, or that our 'sinfulness' has had any effect whatsoever on the majestic, monumental and utterly indifferent laws of physics, is egotism of the highest order."
haiti  theodicy  religion  suffering  earthquake  christianity 
january 2010 by pw201

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