[ RadSafe ] News: Physicists denounce aggressive nuclear policy
crispy_bird at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 5 09:26:40 CST 2005
I think that we have to look at the associated
politics. While there had been talk of using nuclear
weapons in the Korean War and in Viet Nam, they were
not. So, what are saving them for?
--- maurysis at ev1.net <maurysis at ev1.net> wrote:
> Hi John,
> The Hirsch comment is an interesting rationale that
does not seem very
> rational .... It has been noted that the only way to
make sure that
> government doesn't abuse its power is to not grant
it in the first
> place. The nuclear genie has long since departed. A
> nuclear weapons can render citizens or a society
equally dead by a wide
> variety of methods.
> John Jacobus wrote:
> >Nature 438, 13 (3 November 2005)
> >Physicists denounce aggressive nuclear policy
> >More than 700 physicists from around the world have
signed a petition opposing a US policy that would
> >permit the use of nuclear weapons against
> >Spawned during a lunchtime talk at the University
> >California, San Diego (UCSD), the petition is being
> >submitted to US government leaders. Eight Nobel
> >laureates have signed the petition, which was
> >by UCSD physicists Kim Griest and Jorge Hirsch.
> >The administration of President George W. Bush has
> >said that, if provoked, it would consider using
> >nuclear bombs on a country without such weapons.
> >"Physicists were responsible for these weapons,"
> >Hirsch, a native of Argentina. "We need to speak
> >more." The petitioners hope to win the support of
> >American Physical Society and the International
> >Energy Agency at board meetings later this month.
> > http://physics.ucsd.edu/petition
> >On Oct. 5, 1947, in the first televised White House
address, President Truman asked Americans to refrain
from eating meat on Tuesdays and poultry on Thursdays
to help stockpile grain for starving people in Europe.
> >-- John
> >John Jacobus, MS
> >Certified Health Physicist
> >e-mail: crispy_bird at yahoo.com
On Oct. 5, 1947, in the first televised White House address, President Truman asked Americans to refrain from eating meat on Tuesdays and poultry on Thursdays to help stockpile grain for starving people in Europe.
John Jacobus, MS
Certified Health Physicist
e-mail: crispy_bird at yahoo.com
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