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Aug. 4, 1946: Nearly a year after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, William L. Laurence wrote of the underwater tests at Bikini Atoll for The Times, “One is amazed to find the profound change in the public attitude toward the problem of the atomic bomb.” Because the test did not make a hole at the bottom of the ocean or kill everybody involved, Mr. Laurence’s concern was that the public saw this as “just another weapon.” He called for a reawakening of “consciousness to the fact” that this was the “greatest cataclysmic force ever released on earth. Unless some means are found for its control, it will inevitably lead to the destruction of civilization.” Photo: The New York Times
Aug. 4, 1946: Nearly a year after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, William L. Laurence wrote of the underwater tests at Bikini Atoll for The Times, “One is amazed to find the profound change in the public attitude toward the problem of the atomic bomb.” Because the test did not make a hole at the bottom of the ocean or kill everybody involved, Mr. Laurence’s concern was that the public saw this as “just another weapon.” He called for a reawakening of “consciousness to the fact” that this was the “greatest cataclysmic force ever released on earth. Unless some means are found for its control, it will inevitably lead to the destruction of civilization.” Photo: The New York Times

Aug. 4, 1946: Nearly a year after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, William L. Laurence wrote of the underwater tests at Bikini Atoll for The Times, “One is amazed to find the profound change in the public attitude toward the problem of the atomic bomb.” Because the test did not make a hole at the bottom of the ocean or kill everybody involved, Mr. Laurence’s concern was that the public saw this as “just another weapon.” He called for a reawakening of “consciousness to the fact” that this was the “greatest cataclysmic force ever released on earth. Unless some means are found for its control, it will inevitably lead to the destruction of civilization.” Photo: The New York Times

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    Aug. 4, 1946: Nearly a year after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, William L. Laurence wrote of the...
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    Shoulda never happened 😒
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