Thursday, August 6, 2009

Hiroshima

3 comments:

simentt said...

Dear Sir,

A milestone in the history of human inventiveness. We've lately been talking about the event that happened almost a quarter century later, and how that marks the peak of human endeavor, but this is to me the real beginning of the modern age. We've harnessed a new source of energy, and are only just starting to do great things with it.

Thank you for posting this remembrance. Those who survived the war, and those of us who have not had to go to war because of this, salute you.

Yours,
-S

J.K. Baltzersen said...

Do you celebrate this atrocity and mass murder and destruction, sir?

simentt said...

Dear Sir,

I celebrate the power of human inventiveness and our new mastery over the forces of nature.
While I of course rather would see any military technology be used for non-military means, these three original detonations are to me what herald the new age.
The latter hundreds, I see more as a waste as they are purely for demonstrating and perfecting the weapon-aspect of the new mastery.

I also dearly hope that no future nuclear detonation will be employed in anger where better and less costly alternatives exist for solving the same situation.

In a different view, the people of today are more pragmatic than the scientists that created this new light.

It remains an open question if this bodes well for the future.

Yours,
-S