The Father of the Atom Bomb

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Robert Oppenheimer said upon the detonation of the first atomic bomb: “Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.” At least he refused to work on the hydrogen bomb, incurring the wrath of Joe McCarthy, says a new biography called Robert Oppenheimer: A Life Inside the Center.

Yes, I know that RO was a commie, even though he claimed to not be a party member. When told that he probably belonged to every front organization on the coast, RO replied: “Just about.”

7:18 pm on May 5, 2013