Thursday, June 2, 2011

Old People Vs. Radiation

Impressive utilitarian moral reasoning from these elderly Japanese people. Over 200 older volunteers have offered to help out at the Fukushima power station:
Volunteering to take the place of younger workers at the power station is not brave, Mr Yamada says, but logical. "I am 72 and on average I probably have 13 to 15 years left to live," he says.

"Even if I were exposed to radiation, cancer could take 20 or 30 years or longer to develop. Therefore us older ones have less chance of getting cancer."
I hope I'm this awesome when I'm old. (Via)
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