October 13, 2013
Everyone has their own opinion, especially when a story has different sides to it. To try and convince people to be on your side of the story you have to provide them with facts that they will believe. There is two main differences with both the passages, passage one is telling us that nuclear power is the more safe and cleanest way to save energy. While passage two is more focused on how nuclear power is not the way to go and will just ruin everything in the world.
Passage one states that nuclear power keeps the air clean and prevents acid rain, when passage two states that nuclear power is the worst for air pollution and can cause cancer at low doses. Therefore this could be true for both passages but the writer has to convince its reader that it is true. Passage one also states that the nuclear power produces about 2,000 tons of solid waste in the United States in one year and says that coal powered plants produce about 100,000,000 tons per year. Passage two never really gives a solid number saying about how much is produced in a total year, just states that around 20 tons of waste is produced with every nuclear power reactor generated.
Both of these papers were very strong and a possibility for winning the argument. They both had strong beliefs in what they were writing. Each paper included selection of details, sentences with emphasis, and over statements of meaning. With both of these passages written very strongly about their beliefs, each passage had its own powerful statement in how one believed. The facts were all the same except the writers had a disagreement on whether or not nuclear power way the right way to go or not.