In a message dated 09/08/1999 3:43:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> In England the uproar and outrage over GMF has been matched by an increase
Its like the mad rush into Nuclear Fission after WW2, to the the Hiroshima monster. Extremely attractive venture; but ill-conceived except for processes like military subs and deep space probes. Who is to claim that Boiling Water Reactors or Pressurized Water Reactors or the COČ cooled reactors are what was needed-even though they were pushed by governments? Physicist Freeman Dyson wanted engieers to take their time and tinker with reactor concepts, letting the Darwinian selection make the most fit choice. Now we have a nearly moribund nuke industry-and a whole lotta clean-up to do.
There's also a cultural factor. Britain seems to be a country enamored of its history, probably more-so than any in Europe. So new fangled concepts which are not natural, are resisted. America, the land of rednecks and relatively high religious attendence also values its technology-go figure.