It's in the air for you and me
Discovered by Madame Curie
Chain Reaction and Mutation
For the life of me I tried to put this in the "ATS video" forum but had no post new thread button?? I understand that this may not exactly fall
into education, but it is educational, on some level. Please move if necessary and sorry I didn't have the wits to figue it out. Since when did
Man-machine music not ROCK? Hope you like.
I didn't bother to even watch the whole thing. It's nuclear fear mongering. Do you have any idea how much NATURAL radiation we're exposed to
every DAY? An 8 hour flight exposes you to approximately the same radiation as several hundred chest x-rays. Living in a brick house exposes you to
a lot of radiation as well. I don't have the exact figures anymore, but you would be amazed at how much radiation is out there.
Ahem. Didn't you like the song? Are you familiar with Kraftwerk and do you know this song was written 25 years ago; facts are what they are - you
are more than correct in yours - I agree and I believe KW would too. They are pioneers in concept and electronic engineered music who's ideas,
although dated, reflect our attitudes of not so long ago.
The little bit of the song I listened to I did enjoy, but I have a huge issue with nuclear fear mongering. It drives me up the wall, so when I hear
the background "facts" and read them in the background, I have to stop listening.
It isn't so much that the facts are incorrect, as it is that everyone tries to make radiation sound so horrible, as if we're all going to die if
we're exposed to it. The amounts of radiation that are released from most nuclear powerplants, and even from weapons plants were miniscule compared
to the amounts that we are exposed to naturally.
Perhaps you are correct regarding mis-information about the dangers posed by Nuclear Power plants and radiation; considering the number is growing,
there doesn't seem to be much fear outright. I believe what Kraftwerk has done is taken subject matter that is interesting and put it to music with
their undeniable original touches (Krypton 85 will cause death AND skin cancer). I know people thought I was a geek twenty years ago in HS humming
the line, "Discovered by Madame Curie" as I walked down the hall. Really I think it is more of just another Kraftwerk song that goes perfectly with
their exploration of a man-machine future, and ROLF rocks.
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