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Daemon
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Edward Teller

Teller was a Hungarian-born physicist who worked on the first atom bomb and the first hydrogen bomb. After studying with Werner Heisenberg in Germany, Teller came to the US in 1935 to escape the Nazis. Six years later, he began working on the physics of the hydrogen bomb. He took the lead on that project and was instrumental in making possible the first successful US explosion of the device in November 1952. Soon after, he alienated much of the scientific community by speaking out about what? More...
Milica Boghunovich
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Science can have disastrous effects.
pedro
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It is war that has disastrous effects. We might depend on nuclear fission/ possibly fusion for future energy once Britain's shale gas runs out. Whistle
Gary98
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Kind of evil genius.
Phil Redbud
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'known colloquially as "the father of the hydrogen bomb", even though he claimed he did not care for the title.'

I am sure Robert Maxwell didn't like to be known as a 'fat, thieving bastard' but we are defined by our actions.

Maybe we could define such people by their diet - you are what you eat etc - but then, I have yet to see arsehole on any menu Whistle
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'known colloquially as "the father of the hydrogen bomb", even though he claimed he did not care for the title.'

I am sure Robert Maxwell didn't like to be known as a 'fat thieving bastard' but we are defined by our actions.

Maybe we could define such people by their diet - you are what you eat - but then, I have yet to see arsehole on any menu Whistle
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War! What is it good for?

Well, lots of things.
It reduces the population of the planet, boosts the economies of some while destroying others, relocates populations, and ironically, while killing many, has also been the source for most all of the greatest advancements in the field of medicine and technology, giving everyone on the planet the possibility of having the highest standard of living ever achieved.

Like all things in life, there are positives and negatives. It's finding a way to achieve the positives without such damaging negatives that is difficult.


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Teller was not only the "father" of the weapon he called the "super", the H-Bomb, but later provided support and credibility for Reagan's imaginary "star wars" missile defense system which was conceived of as a high energy laser system which would neutralize the threat of ICBM borne nuclear devices. Some credit the U.S. ability to fund development of such a system and Russia's inability to do so as helping bring an end to the Cold War.
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Ah, the wonderful ways we create in order to kill our fellow humans; yes, I suppose , "bigger is always better...." the world is full of very sick bastard children.
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not famous to me
Milica Boghunovich
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pedro wrote:
It is war that has disastrous effects. We might depend on nuclear fission/ possibly fusion for future energy once Britain's shale gas runs out. Whistle


Some science feeds wars and the military, and the military bribes scientists with huge amounts of the devil money to do the dirty work for them as they are doing the dirty work for the greedy, the without-conscious bullies with their evil intelligence.
Milica Boghunovich
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FounDit wrote:
War! What is it good for?

Well, lots of things.
It reduces the population of the planet, boosts the economies of some while destroying others, relocates populations, and ironically, while killing many, has also been the source for most all of the greatest advancements in the field of medicine and technology, giving everyone on the planet the possibility of having the highest standard of living ever achieved.

Like all things in life, there are positives and negatives. It's finding a way to achieve the positives without such damaging negatives that is difficult.




If you were one of that population you are so revengefully talking against, then you would realize how wrong...

("...giving everyone on the planet the possibility of having the highest standard of living ever achieved." - how perverse and untrue...)
Barnacle Barney Bill
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FounDit wrote:
War! What is it good for?
I will agree with FounDit's comments. War has driven technology since ancient times. There has always been an on going arms race with every civilization. It seems to be the way of humans.

TB Turtle
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FounDit and Barnacle Barney Bill are on to something......it all began in a cave with one guy picking up a piece of firewood and clubbing an intruder after his dinosaur steak. When will it end?
NeuroticHellFem
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TB Turtle wrote:
FounDit and Barnacle Barney Bill are on to something......it all began in a cave with one guy picking up a piece of firewood and clubbing an intruder after his dinosaur steak. When will it end?

Dinosaur steak?
Barnacle Barney Bill
Posted: Friday, January 16, 2015 4:03:39 PM

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NeuroticHellFem wrote:
TB Turtle wrote:
FounDit and Barnacle Barney Bill are on to something......it all began in a cave with one guy picking up a piece of firewood and clubbing an intruder after his dinosaur steak. When will it end?

Dinosaur steak?

Mammoth steak would have been a better example but we knew what post was about. The Flintstones really messed up the perception of prehistory.
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