I take anything Teller says with a grain of salt. He is well known for "revising" his role in the history of the development of the atomic and hydrogen bombs. Granted, he is brilliant, but his ego is bigger than his IQ.
Before flaming, I have worked in the underground test field and unrepentantly think we should go back to it.
Teller recently gave credit for the initial working design of the first hydrogen bomb to Richard Garwin.
posted on 10/19/2001 11:56:57 AM PDT
"I take anything Teller says with a grain of salt. He is well known for "revising" his role in the history of the development of the atomic and hydrogen bombs. Granted, he is brilliant, but his ego is bigger than his IQ."
True enough. It was undoubtedly the mathematician Stanislaw Ulam who "invented" the hydrogen bomb. Teller never forgave him for that. Nevertheless, it would not have been invented (so soon) had Teller not been in charge of the project.
"The Perils of Modern Living" by Harold P. Furth
Well up above the tropostrata
There is a region stark and stellar
Where, on a streak of anti-matter
Lived Dr. Edward Anti-Teller.
Remote from Fusion's origin,
He lived unguessed and unawares
With all his antikith and kin,
And kept macassars on his chairs.
One morning, idling by the sea,
He spied a tin of monstrous girth
That bore three letters: A. E. C.
Out stepped a visitor from Earth.
Then, shouting gladly o'er the sands,
Met two who in their alien ways
Were like as lentils. Their right hands
Clasped, and the rest was gamma rays.
posted on 10/19/2001 11:59:55 AM PDT
I would say that you and some others really don't know what you talking about regarding Dr. Teller. I have met Dr. Teller on several occasions and read much on the Manhattan Project and the hydrogen bomb. If you and Incorrigible are so up to speed, who else besides Dr. Teller really pushed for and worked on the H-bomb (all while the Soviets were doing that work)???? As I recall, Ulam was pretty unhelpful most of the time.
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