12/31/47 You sillies: The bomb won't wipe out civilization
Bomb Reappraisal There is a note of cheer in the words of Dr. Arthur atomic physicist, who declares that in case of war the ! bomb will not destroy civilization. There will be some left. This~is believed to be the fir=t statement of an atomic n pert to the effect that an atomic war will not be the r i b ] e world. Most scientists like to hold their heads and moan mankind would be lost forever in case of atomic war. If clecte(L 'T . . . , , , . ,. . , , ,,, . , dress congressional It is similar to dire predictions heard prior to the Tie civil war, when "esperts" went up and down the land de- daring that in the next war b-miVrs would wipe out l P ,,. , , ., ,,. , ,, , - ,, , days explaining why he did in 24 hours and the conflict would be over m a few to w Granted that atomic war would be horrible and some would succumb at onr-e, chances are that the bomb Ha end war instantly. Compton's statement, pessimistic as seen to be upon analyst, reveals t h a t some scientists r e -lSQ considering first statements and are now viewing the bomb in a slightly different light.