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Dr_Manhattan comments on Being Half-Rational About Pascal's Wager is Even Worse - Less Wrong

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Comment author: Dr_Manhattan 21 April 2013 05:48:54PM 4 points [-]

SImilar story is told about fission weaponry.

1939, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Niels Bohr had argued that building an atomic bomb "can never be done unless you turn the United States into one huge factory." Years later, he told his colleague Edward Teller, "I told you it couldn't be done without turning the whole country into a factory. You have done just that."

http://energy.gov/em/about-us/em-history