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)


Charlene said...


Americans are not that altruistic, in my opinion.

Cole said...

I definitely agree on the Wow.

Canadians are also not that altruistic either.

janinsanfran said...

Altruistic or realistic?

Blar said...

Reminds me of this suggestion from Al Franken.