- Know the meanings of these terms: Chernobyl, containment, half-life, trivializing
- Read "Japan Does Not Face Another Chernobyl"
- Read "How Worried Should We Be About Radiation from Japan's Nuclear Plant?"
- Read "Ex-Sandia Engineer..."
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Assignments for Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Remember, scholars, these readings are intended to give you practice in evaluating real-world arguments in real time. This isn't a physics or engineering class, so you won't be quizzed over the technical terms and processes discussed in these articles. It is important, however, to understand the general thrust of the ideas put forth in these articles. All three articles are from non-technical publications and are the kinds of readings any well-educated adult should be able to follow and understand.