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Quote of the Day

“We have an A-bomb [and] a whole series of Super bombs. What more do you want, mermaids?”

-- Nobel laureate and Manhattan Project veteran Isidor I. Rabi, in 1954, during secret hearings before the Atomic Energy Commission, which ultimately revoked the security clearance of J. Robert Oppenheimer, father of the A bomb, for apparent Soviet sympathies. Rabi was defending Oppenheimer. Transcripts from the hearings were recently declassified and are making historians wonder: 1) why Oppenheimer had his security clearance revoked, since he's exonerated by the transcripts; and 2) why they were classified in the first place, since, to one historian, they include “zero classified data.” As reported by William J. Broad in yesterday's New York Times.

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Posted at 09:24 AM on Mon. Oct 13, 2014 in category Quote of the Day  

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