Science: Expiation


Scientists vigorously deny any responsibility for the war, but many of them have a bad conscience about the part that science played in making the atom bomb. Science's sense of guilt was frankly admitted last week, in Technology Review, by Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, wartime head of the Los Alamos (atom bomb) Laboratory and now director of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton.

"The experience of the war," Dr. Oppenheimer wrote " . . . has left us with a legacy of concern. . . . Nowhere is this troubled sense of...

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