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No Words: U.S. Atomic Testing

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We knew the world would not be the same. Few people laughed, few people cried, most people were silent.

I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture the Bhagavad-Gita. Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty - and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says, “Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.”

I suppose we all thought that, one way or another.

- Robert Oppenheimer