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ignorance of science history is not bliss
Mr. Worthington, do you think the Soviet Union obtained the "secret" of the atomic bomb due to spies inside the Manhattan Project, or do you ascribe to the modern opinion that they had their own fission research program from 1940 anyway, and would have become a nuclear weapons power on their own? If the US had not built Little Boy and Fat Man, would this have prevented the rest of the world from developing nuclear weapons? Of course not. Similarly, if the US abstains from building a cheaper method of enriching uranium, e.g. SILEX, this will not prevent other countries from doing so. Those raising hysteria about a scientific advance that can facilitate the usage of low-enriched uranium in nuclear power reactors are quite conceivably acting as part of the fossil-fuel financed chorus. You quote from them, but not from those with a differing opinion, apparently revealing your bias.
Posted by Paul Wick