Right, of course, because calling a person a liar is an excellent debate tactic. I asked you, the reader, to do your own research on this so I make no direct claims on precise numbers. If you would like to provide a source that contradicts my claims then perhaps we can have a reasonable discussion.
Wind is cheaper than gas right now at about 4cents/kwh on 30 year contracts.
I made no claims on gas versus wind so I do not see how this is relevant. That may be true but does nothing to dissuade someone from choosing nuclear power.
Nuclear in old already paid for plants is 10cents/kWh and if you want to build a new one its close to 16cents/kWh.
Let's assume that is true, that wind costs 4cents/kWh and nuclear costs 16 cents/kWh. The problem is that a one gigawatt windmill farm produces power only 30% of the time while a one gigawatt nuclear power plant produces power 90% of the time. You'd need three of those wind farms to make up for the one nuclear power plant. You have to pay for that wind farm even if it is not producing any electricity making the cost 12cents/kWh, that's real close to the nuclear power cost. Still cheaper but not as much as you make it out to be.
Let's ignore that and get back to 4 cents compared to 16 cents. I will do this because in my previous post I conceded the point that wind can be cheaper than nuclear in certain cases. I will further concede, if it makes you happy, that wind is 1/4 the price of nuclear but the issue is more than just price. Nuclear power is still more reliable. Wind needs a backup, like that natural gas you mentioned, or the lights go out once in a while. That might be fine for me sitting in my basement with my laptop and battery backed up lighting but that's no way to run a hospital, prison, police station, fire station, airport, military base, factory, restaurant, or much of anything really.
Price aside and reliability aside, I will concede both points if that makes you happy. We will assume that we can create a nation wide smart grid and the wind is always blowing somewhere. That might still suck for small island nations/states/whatever like the UK, Hawaii, or Japan, but whatever, they can harvest tidal energy too or something. That still leaves me with my two biggest points on nuclear power, lives lost and carbon emissions.
People die in construction accidents, and that includes wind and nuclear. Nuclear is such an energy rich power source that even adding in big events like Chernobyl and Fukushima the amount of energy produced to lives lost is still in favor of nuclear power. If you favor wind over nuclear power then you must not be bothered by people dying in construction accidents.
Then there is the matter of carbon footprint. I thought the whole point of using wind power was because it was "green". Not that wind power isn't green, it is very much a green source of energy. That is if you ignore the people and birds that get killed, then it turns a bit red, but hey, we need to fertilize that land somehow, amiright? Blood is a very nutrient rich fertilizer, at least that is what my drill sergeant told me. Anyway, I got a bit off topic there. Wind is an energy source that still produces two to three times the carbon per kWh produced compared to nuclear power. Look it up.
If you look into the carbon footprint of wind further than just the construction of the windmills you will find that the need for backup power is detrimental to the CO2 produced. This is because of a natural gas boiler putting along, or a nuclear power plant, you get steady power but you have windmills producing intermittent power with natural gas turbines filling in the gaps. Natural gas turbines are not as efficient as boilers and so more CO2 is produced in operating them. This gets worse if they are cycled often since they have to burn fuel to get up to speed before they can produce power. I know we assumed earlier that with a national smart grid and widespread windmills we could avoid this but realistically the costs prevent this. Natural gas is just too cheap, and if competing with widespread wind power then expect it to get cheaper.
Wind power isn't bad really, its just that nuclear is better.
If you want to talk about an energy source that claims to be "green" but is far from it then ask me about solar power.