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In Memory of August 6, 1945, and of Joseph Rotblat

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Today is the 65th anniversary of our bombing of Japan at Hiroshima. I intended to submit a pictorial article with minimal text, but it was simply too angry. If any issue confronting us requires objectivity, understanding and a sense of our brotherhood, it is nuclear disarmament.

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Then, I remembered where to find a few hundred words I'd read which are much more appropriate than the pictures.

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The words were written by the great British mathematical physicist Freeman Dyson, and may be found in his book The Scientist As Rebel (a New York Review book, copyright 2006 by NYREV, Inc), at the end of Chapter 12. The words are about another physicist, one who like Dyson worked at Los Alamos on the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. His name was Joseph Rotblat.

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Freeman Dyson in 2005,
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