I noticed this morning that thorium blogger Kirk Sorenson has a new son, Elijah Frederick Sorenson. Belated congratulations are in order.
Mr. Sorenson’s blog is a wonderful resource if you want to learn about liquid-fluoride reactors. Or even if you don’t. And I totally agree with his choice of nomenclature. Such devices are often referred to as molten salt reactors, which strikes me as a PR disaster waiting to happen. Disregarding the old testament overtones, “molten” and “reactor” are two words that don’t travel well together in public. Liquid fluoride is so much friendlier sounding, don’t you think?
It’s comforting to know that if fusion reactors don’t pan out we can fall back on something we already know how to do.
However it plays out, I sincerely hope that Mr. Sorenson’s boy enjoys a long and healthy life, in a world worth living in.