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quote 2015-06-03 07:53
We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. We know that in secrecy error undetected will flourish and subvert.

J. Robert Oppenheimer
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text 2014-12-10 07:00
Reading progress update: I've read 61%.
An Atomic Love Story: The Extraordinary Women in Robert Oppenheimer's Life - Shirley Streshinsky,Patricia Klaus

Now the job was done, and they were going to have to face the consequences of their success. Niels Bohr had warned them; it was the future use of the bomb that would trouble many of the men who had created it.

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text 2014-12-09 17:43
Reading progress update: I've read 35%.
An Atomic Love Story: The Extraordinary Women in Robert Oppenheimer's Life - Shirley Streshinsky,Patricia Klaus

It's getting better. But now I'm taking a break to see the latest episode of The Originals...

 

 

 

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text 2014-12-09 15:45
Reading progress update: I've read 21%.
An Atomic Love Story: The Extraordinary Women in Robert Oppenheimer's Life - Shirley Streshinsky,Patricia Klaus

I really want to like this book, but it's been awfully dry to read so far. Alternating between the three women's upbringing was a bit confusing, but now I think I'm starting to be able to separate them, but jumping from one women to another was not something I enjoyed, especially since there is a lot of name dropping...

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review 2013-08-28 00:00
Robert Oppenheimer: A Life Inside the Center
Robert Oppenheimer: A Life Inside the Center - Ray Monk This biography goes so much deeper into the complexities of Robert Oppenheimer. The Washington Post says "[Monk] writes well and provides a convincing portrait of Oppie’s success and his ambivalence after the bombs were dropped on Japan. Monk gives equally detailed coverage of the postwar years of Oppenheimer’s national celebrity, followed by a gathering storm over his past and his questioning of the H-bomb ... Monk’s biography is judicious, comprehensive and reliable, and bids fair to become one of the two most important lives of Oppenheimer. It certainly puts science back squarely in the middle of that life."
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