Science: Cult of Doom

The prophets of hydrogen Doomsday (TIME, March 6) got no support from David E. Lilienthal, former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission and a man well qualified to judge. Speaking last week at New York's Town Hall about the four atomic scientists who predicted the death of the human race in a radiation-poisoned world, Lilienthal said:

"I want no part of the new Cult of Doom that I see rising all about us ... I would like, if I can, to help counteract the growing mood, among the people of this country, of hopelessness and futility and confusion which the Oracles...

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