Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words?

Author: Riley Swain

Caption: Hiroshima. Nagasaki. Chernobyl. Fukushima. Three Mile Island. These massive catastrophes are what tend to come to people’s minds when they think of nuclear power. Since these incidents, however, nuclear power has come a long way. Unfortunately, this progress is not as flashy as the negative effects of nuclear energy are. The QR codes displayed are probably much less interesting to most people than the disaster photos and the emotions they evoke. How do we examine the relative value of the images and the scholarship on the benefits of nuclear power? How do we reconcile nuclear power in our worldview when it has both a history of disaster and potential for massive human progress?

Tags: What about nuclear?

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