International: Mind over Matter

The scientists of Oak Ridge, Tenn. are interested in atomic bombs. They are also interested in science itself. Last week they combined both interests in a telling blast against U.S. military authorities who had just destroyed Japan's cyclotrons. They put the destruction in a class with the German burning of the Louvain Library in 1914 and 1940 as a "wanton and stupid . . . crime against mankind. . . . Men who cannot distinguish between the usefulness of a research machine and the military importance of a 16-in. gun have no place in positions of authority."

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