- June 3, 2010 at 9:01 pm#6370
- June 3, 2010 at 9:47 pm #406046
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- June 3, 2010 at 11:44 pm #405961
- June 4, 2010 at 12:23 am #405924
- June 4, 2010 at 12:36 am #405914
- June 4, 2010 at 12:59 am #405896
- June 4, 2010 at 1:45 am #405856
You should really ask this question about J. Robert Oppenheimer. And he regretted it because it crossed a line that made knowledge and science too dangerous to be allowed to be shared freely. With that one invention suddenly scientific advancement had to be controlled censored and monitored. A dark day for any true man of science.
- June 4, 2010 at 2:16 am #405825
- June 4, 2010 at 2:49 am #405790
He actually encouraged the production of the bomb, and organized a letter writing campaign to FDR.
He said in a letter to Nils Bohr, “When the war is over, then there will be in all countries a pursuit of secret war preparations with technological means which will lead inevitably to preventative wars and to destruction even more terrible than the present destruction of life.”
Yes, the Germans were coming close to bomb development. However, the atom bomb was dropped three months after the surrender of Germany.
From the New York Times:
“Prof. Albert Einstein… said that he was sure that President Roosevelt would have forbidden the atomic bombing of Hiroshima had he been alive and that it was probably carried out to end the Pacific war before Russia could participate.”
- June 4, 2010 at 3:46 am #405729
- June 4, 2010 at 3:52 am #405725
Killed alot of people perhaps… according to WikiPedia he and another wrote a letter to Roosevelt which led to the Manhattan Project….
He latter regreted the fact that we take the position of having a monopoly on the atomic bomb and belived that it should be used as an deterrance by the UNited Nations….
Germany would have made the bomb It was a race… but I think that it was more of us owning the technology and not sharing it with out alies to keep the world in order….
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