Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Dr. Oppenheimer or: How I Learned to Start Worrying and Hate the Bomb
We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita. Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says, "Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." I suppose we all thought that one way or another.
-J. Robert Oppenheimer
Posted by The Black Mamba at 1:48 PM