Now, I'm no scientist. I don't even play one on TV. But, there is someone, whose name I don't know, and who says he is a scientist, claims he has the solution to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Nuke it. Yep, blow that sucker right out of the water, with a little bitty old nuclear bomb. What could be easier? Welllllllll, it just seems wrong, somehow.
When I was a mere child, back at the dawn of time, when we were all afraid of the Red Menace (Russia) and the Yellow Peril (China), the schools decided to conduct bomb drills. Kind of like tornado drills, except instead of herding all the children out into the hallways and having them crouch down, facing the wall, and covering their heads, we were to crawl under our desks. This was to save us from the impact of The Bomb.
As young as we were, we knew that crawling under our desks wasn't going to help, but most of us went along with it. Most of us, except me. I wasn't about to crawl around on that filthy floor and face the wrath of my mother when I went home with a dirty dress and scraped knees. So, I sat at my desk, and the teacher didn't say a word. She knew it was silly, too.
So, with that past experience, I know that blowing the well up isn't going to work. Oh, it may stop the flow of oil. But, that same scientist claims the oil on top of the water will be sucked up into the air and will dissipate. Presto! No more oil spill. Simple, no? No. Nonononono. Ever heard of acid rain? All that dissipating oil and neuclear stuff will just waft over the land and survivors will glow in the dark for the rest of their lives.
Oh, of course I'm being silly, but not any sillier that the notion that detonating a nuclear device 5,000 feet under water is the solution. Next idea?