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Bringing Oppenheimer Back To Life: An Interview With Richard Rhodes

Originally published here. Way back when I was in college, someone gave me a book that they thought I should read. “You’ve been working with plutonium, and you have an interest in nuclear weapons. You really ought to read this book.” The book was The Making of the Atomic Bomb, by Richard Rhodes. He was [...]
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“Useful idiots”, and why I don’t like to blog about climate change anymore.

The other day, John Fleck of the Albuquerque Journal posted an update on his work blog about the latest US government climate change report, and the specific information it contained regarding how climate change is affecting – and will continue to affect – things here in the American Southwest.  It was his usual interesting, straightforward, [...]
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I know from past experience that setting up a blog means that I’ll spend more time feeling guilty about not writing anything than actually writing, but I figured what the hell, might as well. Way back in the 1970s and 1980s, I used to have nightmares about nuclear weapons.  I eventually outgrew that and moved [...]
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