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To: Tijeras_Slim
"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.

Some Poetry:

"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.


8 posted on 10/19/2001 11:59:55 AM PDT by OBAFGKM
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To: OBAFGKM
It was undoubtedly the mathematician Stanislaw Ulam who "invented" the hydrogen bomb...

Huh? No way. Al Gore invented the hydrogen bomb.

18 posted on 10/21/2001 6:09:18 PM PDT by MaeWest
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