Topic 2: Introduction to Nuclear Energy – Step 2

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Critical Thinking

Discuss the meaning of this quote with your team members:

The peaceful and military aspects of nuclear energy are intrinsically linked and it is impossible to separate them.

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in·trin·sic/inˈtrinzik/ (Adjective)

Belonging naturally; essential.

Belonging to a thing by its very naturemass, charge and spin are intrinsic properties of an electron.

Synonyms 
1.  native, innate, natural, true, real. See essential.

Antonyms 
1.  extrinsic.

intrinsically (Adverb)

“The way in which a scientist approaches the world must be the result of a sense of wonder that is intrinsically childlike.”

Fried, Seth, Animalcula: A Young Scientist’s Guide to New Creatures, The Kenyon Review, Spring 2011

“…people play games because games are intrinsically fun or rewarding.”

James Temple, Lessons in gaming; Principles can affect learning and behavior, San Francisco Chronicle, 2012