Behind Tyson, he's one of the more prominent modern science communicators, was a member of two rock bands, and co-hosts the Infinite Monkey Cage with Robin Ince.
Feynman revolutionized quantum physics by framing the interactions of the standard model in diagram form, worked on the Manhattan project, essentially invented quantum electrodynamics, and co-discovered quarks with Gell-Mann at the same time as Zweig.
He was a straight-up interesting person, hung out with strippers, played the bongos, and figured out who fucked up in the Challenger disaster.
They both have fun modes of speech, of opposing tempos (Feynman was matter-of-fact mid-century NYC; Cox is an airy Manchester); interesting quirks, and easy digs. Moreover, Cox is an experimental physicist, while Feynman was theoretical. There's always a fun set of jabs between them that would work well in a rap battle.
Even if there's a clear winner at the outset (which there isn't, IMO; science rap battles aren't necessarily about who's got the best academics; see: Nye v. Newton), a well-executed battle could be pretty damned epic.
Honestly, they probably would have liked each other - but the Rap Battle, in my opinion, should commence.
Nuclear energy may be a short term fix, but to build a long term strategy on it? I think not.
And also, providing the fuel for nuclear power has huge environemntal impacts (see: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2008/dec/05/nuclear-greenpolitics ).
So, if you ONLY concentrate on the carbon emissions, supporting nuclear power might be a valid point of view. Looking at the bigger picture, not so much
As for this kid not being a "person"; you're an idiot. If you were born in the US, and have not renounced your citizenship, you're a US citizen - not that it would matter; the legal definition of "person" is, "In general usage, a human being; by statute, however, the term can include firms, labor organizations, partnerships, associations, corporations, legal representatives, trustees, trustees in Bankruptcy, or receivers."
If you're not a human being, well, that's cool and all, but you might get subjected to a DNA test with or without your consent; humans aren't nice to non-humans.
This is, to say the least, inaccurate.
India just put their first Thorium reactor online - however, this is just another pressurized water reactor. High pressure and low burnup are responsible for the major safety and waste issues concerning nuclear energy. Thorium does nothing on its own to reduce nuclear safety issues or reduce fuel waste.
What you're looking for is molten salt reactors and, to a lesser extent, metal-cooled fast reactors. Both operate at low pressure (no boom) and with strong negative temperature coefficients of reactivity (reactor gets too hot, reactor shuts down). Both are capable of high breed rates (low fissile / high breedable input -> all of it fissions = very low waste per erg).
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