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While many people would say they appreciate honesty and hold it as a key virtue, honesty remains rare mostly because it takes more effort. It takes hard work to sift through facts to determine the weight of the evidence and what speaks for each side. This is more work than most people are willing to make.
It is just not possible to be an exceptionally honest person and be lazy. Investing exceptional effort into compiling a Facts Report seems a little strange (or perhaps, better, just a little uncharacteristic of this age). Instead of quick spin or sloganeering about change an exceptional engineer's instincts are to invest his effort into digging out the facts. I think this exceptional effort benefits all participants in the great discussion about energy.

Are you in:
1) science or engineering? if so then facts only please
2) are you in politics? then BS only as everyone will consider what you say as that only anyway
3) Are you in PR? then full spin as it only counts if it works

Re: [Learning About Energy ] russ submitted a comment to How to Avoid Haggling


Russ: Ive been a practicing engineer since 1943. The Nuclear Energy Facts Report contains only facts; no opinions, conclusions or recommendations. It has an attachment which provides some relevant history, to provide background and context for the facts. You are welcome to provide additional facts or to suggest better facts (e.g. updated or otherwise better).

The main value and purpose of the Report is not the data, but the format. If all the facts I present are replaced with better and additional facts, I will not consider the Report repudiated, but vindicated, because that is its purpose: to get people discussing energy in terms of the facts.

Thanks for your input.

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