Hehe oh the naivity of the young. The scientists then had no more idea then than a high school student now.Originally posted by PJYelton
Its just that you said "we thought it was cool" as in we thought it was awesome, sweet, gnarly, fun, etc. I guess you meant it simply as OK/acceptable. Sorry if I misinterpreted what you said.
All I was saying was that you act as though scientists 60 years ago were idiots and that they would have allowed a bomb to go off that could have destroyed the earth. Unless you provide some proof to your claims, these fears are as senseless as those people who think cloning is going to lead to massive armies of super people.
'see Brians post' , and there are LOTS more respected people who feared the worst. Maybe you have proved yourself wrong however, as the US scientists could NOT predict what would happen (after lots of tests), and yet they still did it! Explain that one in modern terms.
Oh and PJ-you were right in your apology bit. Thats what I meant.